From the Back Pages, February 5: David de Gea set to stay at Manchester United despite transfer interest from Real Madrid, says agent Jorge Mendes

From the back pages
From the back pages

David de Gea is set to stay at Manchester United, according to his agent. The Spaniard, whose contract expires at the end of next season, has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Emmanuel Adebayor turned down a stunning £1MILLION A MONTH offer to quit Tottenham for a club in Qatar. (The Mirror)

Tim Sherwood being named manager of QPR looks to be a step closer after it was announced Les Ferdinand had been made director of football at Loftus Road. (The Independent)

Louis van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association with bringing the game into disrepute for comments the Dutchman made after Manchester United’s goalless draw at Cambridge United on 23 January, with the manager accused of implying bias on the part of the match referee, Chris Foy. (The Guardian)

PHILIPPE COUTINHO kept Steven Gerrard’s FA Cup dream alive as Liverpool came from behind to beat 10-man Bolton on the captain’s 700th club appearance. (The Express)

Stuart Lancaster has left no volume knob unturned in England’s preparations for their return to the Millennium Stadium and the intense, intimidating atmosphere they expect to encounter in tomorrow night’s RBS Six Nations Championship opener against Wales. (The Times)

Sir Clive Woodward’s ‘roof’ comments are typical of arrogant English rugby - and it is lunacy to expect them to beat Wales. (The Telegraph)