From the Back Pages, April 22: Manchester United prepare to cut their losses with David Moyes

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United are preparing to sack David Moyes. The Glazer family have been horrified by the extent of United’s dramatic decline and are ready to cut their losses less than ten months after Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as manager. (The Times)

David Moyes to be sacked: Manager waits for ruthless sacking but Manchester United’s decision was made in February. (The Independent)

David Moyes failed to engage with Manchester United’s romantic soul. Manager’s reign was doomed as soon as senior players realised the Scot was out of his depth at Old Trafford. (The Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is one of the favourites to replace David Moyes at Manchester United, with the Scot set to leave the club after a disastrous first season in charge. (Daily Mail)

José Mourinho is confident Fernando Torres will be able to cope with the conflicting pressures of leading his Chelsea attack at the Vicente Calderón stadium against Atlético Madrid, a club where El Niño – now decisively morphed into El Hombre – remains something of a folk hero. In the absence of Samuel Eto’o, who did not travel to Madrid, Torres seems almost certain to start in the first leg of Champions League semi-final. (The Guardian)

Lucas hailed Liverpool’s achievement in qualifying for the Champions League and declared: “Now for the title!”. The Brazilian is thrilled that Liverpool will be back competing against Europe’s elite next season for the first time in four years. (The Mirror)

MANCHESTER CITY kept their slim chances of overhauling Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table alive on Monday after beating West Brom 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium. (The Express)