From the Back Pages, November 21: Ched Evans training offer withdrawn by Sheffield United

From the back pages
From the back pages

Sheffield United has performed a U-turn and withdrawn an offer to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the club, citing the unexpected intensity of the reaction to their decision. (The Guardian)

Dave Whelan, the Wigan Athletic chairman, has been accused of antisemitism and condoning racism in a fresh storm in the wake of his controversial appointment of Malky Mackay as manager. (The Times)

Kyle Walker is in line to make his comeback from an eight-month injury lay-off in Tottenham’s Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade next week. (The Mirror)

There was confusion over the length of time Daley Blind will be sidelined for today, with Manchester United tweeting that he would be out for six months because of his knee injury, only for the club’s manager Louis van Gaal to later clarify that the player will not be out for six months and hopes to play again this season. (The Independent)

MANCHESTER UNITED have been urged to re-sign former captain Nemanja Vidic by ex-Chelsea star Michael Essien. (The Express)

Radamel Falcao’s miserable start to his Manchester United career has continued with news that he faces a further two weeks out with injury. (Daily Mail)

The awkward handshake and pointed barbs said it all. Ahead of their desert duel, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg did their best to present themselves as the embodiment of serenity, treating their title showdown as if it were any Sunday afternoon drive. It took just a few minutes and a couple of questions for the masks to slip. (The Telegraph)