From the Back Pages, October 1: Mats Hummels: ‘I am not tempted by a move to Manchester United’

Mats Hummels has said he is not tempted to move to Manchester United or any other club, adding that what he has at Borussia Dortmund “is truly unique”. The defender, who joined on loan from Bayern Munich in 2008 and then permanently the following year, added that if he moves abroad, it will not be because of money. (The Guardian)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United’s injury woes have continued with news that midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for up to a month with a fractured rib. (Daily Mail)

Three points banked, top of the group and with Maribor twice to come. But if Chelsea are to be crowned champions of Europe again in Berlin on June 6, they will have to show a more clinical edge than they did last night. (The Mirror)

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The most withering assessment of the night came from Paul Scholes, who surveyed the pre-match empty seats in the Etihad from his ITV studio and suggested that Manchester City supporters were, to put it bluntly, “not arsed” about their club’s Champions League adventure. (The Independent)

PAULO SOUSA wants to show English football what it is missing with a shock Champions League win over Liverpool. (The Express)

Alan Pardew’s position is not under imminent threat and the Newcastle United manager will be in charge for at least the next two games, regardless of planned talks with the club’s owner Mike Ashley. (The Times)

Andy Murray’s long-standing partnership with his clothing sponsor Adidas is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season, according to sources within the equipment industry, as the Scot goes in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five years of his career. (The Telegraph)