From the Back Pages, April 5: Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney a doubt for Bayern Munich trip

From the back pages
From the back pages

David Moyes is waiting anxiously on Wayne Rooney’s fitness for Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich. Rooney is “touch and go” and is awaiting a scan to discover if a toe injury is simply heavy bruising or is as serious as a hairline fracture. (The Guardian)

While the race for fourth place in the Premier League will be shaped at Goodison Park on Sunday, that game, and the rest of the run-in, may simply be a survival of the fittest. (The Independent)

Tottenham Hotspur are considering using more than one venue as their home for the 2016-17 season, with Stadiummk in Milton Keynes understood to be one of the more radical options alongside Wembley and the Olympic Stadium. (The Telegraph)

David Moyes insists Marouane Fellaini is finally starting to justify his £27.5million price tag. After missing out on Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas last summer, Moyes decided to boost his midfield ranks by signing Fellaini from Everton. (The Daily Mail)

FORMER West Brom star Peter Odemwingie has lifted the lid on the dressing-room rows that are causing the Baggies to plunge towards relegation. (The Express)

Last Time D’Albain can gallop to a shock victory in the Crabbie’s Grand National (4.15) at Aintree. Twelve months ago, Auroras Encore stunned punters with a 66-1 triumph in the world’s greatest steeplechase. And in 2014 another surprise is in the offing – courtesy of 66-1 Irish raider Last Time D’Albain. (The Mirror)

The court was the colour of dark chocolate in some patches, dry and dusty in others and Fabio Fognini once dug his heels into the top layer and brought up a sod the size of a decent chunk of mozzarella. In these circumstances, the team who keep their feet, their heads and their game intact will win the day but on which day, we cannot yet be sure. (The Times)