From the Back Pages, October 24: Tony Pulis to be approached after Ian Holloway leaves Crystal Palace

From the back pages
From the back pages

Tony Pulis will be approached over the vacant Crystal Palace manager’s job after Ian Holloway quit yesterday admitting that he was exhausted and no longer sure he was the right man to save the club, who are 19th in the Premier League. (The Independent)

The scoreline may not have been as convincing as David Moyes would have liked but this was a much brighter Manchester United performance and a valuable three points. Wayne Rooney was lively and involved in almost everything, Shinji Kagawa slotted in with typical neatness, even if he was indecisive in front of goal, and at times United went forward with something like the verve of old. (The Guardian)

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has criticised the champions for failing to make a marquee signing this summer. The Old Trafford giants were in a for a host of big-name players, including Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas - while there was also a suggestion they wanted to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back from Real Madrid. (The Mirror)

Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Cristiano Ronaldo dazzled in the Champions League once again. Ibrahimovic was at his fearsome best for PSG, scoring four goals against Anderlecht - one of which was a powerful strike clocked at 150mph. Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid against Juventus, securing a crucial win for his side. But although two of the world’s best players shone, one of them won’t be at the World Cup, as Portugal face Sweden in a play-off. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City will make a formal complaint to Uefa after Yaya Touré told how he was racially abused by opposition fans during the 2-1 win against CSKA Moscow in Russia last night. (The Times)

CSKA Moscow may have painted their pitch but it was Sergio Aguero who decorated this Champions League clash with a gloss finish here. (The Express)

Dyke in showdown talks with sports minister. Greg Dyke set to add woman to all-male FA commission after showdown talks with new sports minister Helen Grant. (The Telegraph)