From the Back Pages, March 22: United face daunting task of knocking out holders Bayern Munich

From the back pages
From the back pages

David Moyes’ Manchester United face the daunting challenge of knocking out Champions League holders Bayern Munich after being drawn against the German giants in the quarter-finals. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea have been paired with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s PSG. Barcelona and Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid and Dortmund respectively. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie ruled out of action for up to six weeks with sprained knee. Manchester United manager faces further turmoil after striker is sidelined and could miss up to nine season-defining games. (The Telegraph)

MANCHESTER UNITED boss David Moyes hopes to keep stopper David De Gea at Old Trafford and hints at offering him a new contract. (The Express)

Jose Mourinho has ramped up the mind-games ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, claiming that Arsene Wenger is ‘privileged’ to be able to take charge of his 1,000th match at the same club. (The Independent)

David Cameron today ramped up his attack on Vladimir Putin – suggesting Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid should be probed by FIFA. (The Mirror)

No cricket-playing nation has done more than England to embrace computers, machinery and gadgets in the attempt to move ahead of the rest. As they prepared yesterday for the opening game of their World Twenty20 campaign, their weapon was nothing more elaborate than a bucket of water. (The Times)

India got their World Twenty20 campaign off to a flying start with a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan, as the tournament’s Super 10 stage got under way in Dhaka on Friday. (The Guardian)