From the Back Pages, August 25: Louis van Gaal SLAMS Man Utd players and questions referee’s penalty calls

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Louis van Gaal claims his players were ‘not good enough’ against Sunderland. (The Express)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Sunderland vs Manchester United match report: Jack Rodwell cancels out Juan Mata strike as difficult start continues for Louis van Gaal. (The Independent)

Manchester United could eventually pay a staggering £72million for Angel Di Maria. The Argentine international is on his way to Old Trafford from European champions Real Madrid, having fallen down the pecking order in the Spanish capital following the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos this summer. (The Mirror)

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Juventus are trying to complete a swoop for Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski. The Italian club want to take the Germany international, who earns £90,000-per-week, on a loan with a view to a permanent deal. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham 4 QPR 0: Harry Redknapp and Glenn Hoddle suffer a miserable return to White Hart Lane as poor QPR are swept aside. (The Telegraph)

Lewis Hamilton sensationally accused his team-mate Nico Rosberg of deliberately crashing into him “to prove a point” during a controversial Belgian Grand Prix. (The Guardian)

Alastair Cook confirmed that Ian Bell will drop to No 3 for the one-day series against India starting tomorrow with Alex Hales making his 50-over debut in the opening berth alongside the captain. (The Times)