From the Back Pages, March 27: Manchester United close in on Ezequiel Garay

Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal for highly-rated Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay, as part of a big summer shake-up at Old Trafford. (Mirror)
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David Moyes retains the backing of Manchester United’s owners for now and there are no plans to issue a vote of confidence in the manager. While the club’s executives acknowledge that the manner of Tuesday night’s 3-0 defeat by Manchester City at Old Trafford was not acceptable, it is felt there is no need to back the Scot publicly and that it would be contrary to how the club conduct their affairs. (The Guardian)

Paul Scholes concedes David Moyes has ‘made a couple of signings that haven’t worked out’ for Manchester United. (The Independent)

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England are set to take on Europe’s top nations in a new competition as part of a major revamp of international football in Europe that would reduce the number of meaningless friendlies and ensure fans pack into Wembley. (The Times)

Manchester City are offering Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna a three-year contract in a bid to steal the Frenchman away from the north London club at the end of the season on a free transfer. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool 2 Sunderland 1: Nervous Merseysiders hold on to earn three points and leapfrog Manchester City into second place. (The Telegraph)

NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has confirmed his interest in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Everton. (The Express)