From the back pages, May 6: Peter Kenyon backs Jose Mourinho for Chelsea return

Peter Kenyon, the former chief executive of Chelsea, has backed José Mourinho to be a success at Stamford Bridge should he return to his former club in the summer. (The Times)

Roman Abramovich has ­arranged to meet Jose Mourinho this week to discuss a possible return to Chelsea for The Special One, writes the Sunday People. (Mirror)

Chelsea took a mighty stride towards a place in next season’s Champions League as Juan Mata’s deflected late winner earned victory over 10-man Manchester United. The drabbest of affairs seemed certain to end in stalemate until Mata’s shot flicked off Phil Jones and crept in at the far post. United thought they should have had a free-kick earlier in the move and their frustrations boiled over as Rafael was sent off in the final minute for chopping down David Luiz. (Daily Mail)

David Moyes claimed the referee Michael Oliver cost Everton a legitimate first win at Liverpool since 1999 with his decision to disallow Sylvain Distin’s towering header at Anfield. The 220th Merseyside derby ended goalless despite the Everton defender converting Leighton Baines’s 56th-minute corner, having beaten Jamie Carragher at the back post. The match official, however, blew for a foul by Victor Anichebe on Liverpool’s goalkeeper, José Reina, having warned the Everton striker and José Enrique for grappling prior to the corner being taken. “You wonder if he was going to blow up no matter what,” Moyes said. (The Guardian)

Luis Suarez has confirmed he will stay at Liverpool. The striker, 26, was thought to be quitting Anfield after his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic. But Suarez said: “I have a deal with Liverpool and this is my present — and future.” (The Sun)

Team Sky claimed victory on stage two’s team time trial on the island of Ischia in the Giro d’Italia today. The nine-man team, which includes Sir Bradley Wiggins, finished the 17.4 kilometre course nine seconds ahead of second-placed Movistar, with Astana a further five seconds back. (Independent)