From the Back Pages, November 19: Sir Alex Ferguson autobiography: Jaap Stam to Roma? 45 factual inaccuracies lead to publishers offering one customer a refund

From the back pages
From the back pages

After eagle-eyed readers noticed errors in Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography, one customer who complained has been offered a full refund from publishers Hodder and Stoughton. 45 factual inaccuracies were found in the 402-page book, including the age of Ryan Giggs when he made his debut, plus the year Ferguson had his pacemaker fitted. (The Independent)

John Henry will lay on his own private jet to ensure Luis Suarez is ready for take off at the Merseyside derby. (The Mirror)

Daniel Sturridge recovers from training session niggle, and is likely to start at Wembley. (The Telegraph)

Michael Carrick has softened the blow of his injury setback by agreeing a new contract extension with Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

ARSENAL are keeping a close eye on Croatian starlet Alen Halilovic and could irritate their north London rivals Tottenham by making a move for the youngster in January. (The Express)

The former UCI president Hein Verbruggen could be called before the independent commission investigating cycling’s doping past after the disgraced former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong directly implicated him in a cover-up of his test for corticosteroids during the 1999 Tour de France. (The Guardian)

Two of the most important figures in the Ashes series have moved a step closer to full fitness with the first Test in Brisbane only three days away. Matt Prior, the England vice-captain, tested his torn calf muscle in a long voluntary practice session which featured both batting and keeping wicket with Andy Flower, the team director, looking on. (The Times)