From the Back Pages, January 20: David Moyes hits back at Manchester United critics

David Moyes has refuted suggestions that Manchester United are a declining force and claims that an “incredible” number of leading players want to sign for the club. (The Telegraph)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United go into Sunday’s vital match at Chelsea with manager David Moyes insisting they are still the biggest football club in the world. (The Independent)

Man City 4-2 Cardiff: Pellegrini’s entertainers notch up their 100th goal of the season in Bluebirds win. (The Mirror)

Home victories against relegation contenders rarely win a team the title, but they do suggest that a side is not about to throw away their chances. So Arsène Wenger could savour a triumph that keeps his team at the top of the Premier League table for at least another week. They may not be favourites to finish in first place, but, here, Arsenal showed their determination not to surrender it without a fight. (The Guardian)

Sam Allardyce concedes it is ‘unlikely’ that Lacina Traore will sign for West Ham. The Hammers boss has revealed that he endured a ‘terrible’ day on Friday as one deal – thought to be that of Traore – fell through. (Daily Mail)

LUIS SUAREZ was at the centre of another diving controversy after he earned Liverpool a dubious penalty against Aston Villa. (The Express)

Initially, he seemed to be taken aback by the remarkable plunge in the temperatures and a sense that his back - no longer fragile but still tender to the touch - may have stiffened in the process. It was when Andy Murray loosed his muscles, flexed his forearm and warmed to the task that his route to the last 16 of the Australian Open was secured. (The Times)