From the Back Pages, January 3: Manchester United fanzine demands Moyes rids the club of its cheating

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The influential Manchester United fanzine Red Issue have called for David Moyes to stamp out the diving culture at Old Trafford - or leave the club. (Daily Mail)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has urged referees to launch a global crackdown on the “cheating” divers in football and even suggested time-penalties to stop players who feign injury from immediately returning to the game. (The Telegraph)

New Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denies Sir Alex Ferguson warned him against taking job. (The Independent)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that he has no qualms about working with Vincent Tan, the Cardiff City owner, and insisted that the Malaysian’s controversial image is exaggerated. (The Times)

Nicklas Bendtner scored to keep Arsenal top of the Premier League - but his joy quickly turned to injury despair. Supersub Bendtner grabbed the all-important 88th minute opener to set up the Gunners’ late victory over Cardiff, only to sprain his ankle under sprawling keeper David Marshall. (The Mirror)

RICARDO RODRIGUEZ’S agent admits Wolfsburg are in no rush to sell the Chelsea and Manchester United target. (The Express)

When Alastair Cook let slip that Jonny Bairstow would retain his place for the fifth Test, and said it was “possible” there would be three debutants in the side after the Melbourne debacle, there was a hint that a refreshing breeze of change was about to sweep through English cricket. (The Guardian)