From the Back Pages, January 14: Man Utd make £25m Saints star Morgan Schneiderlin top target for Louis van Gaal

From the back pages
From the back pages

MANCHESTER UNITED are considering a £25m swoop for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin to strengthen their faltering Champions League hopes. (The Express)

The clearest indication yet that Radamel Falcao may not have a future at Manchester United has been made after his agent admitted his client is not certain to remain at Old Trafford. (The Independent)

Portuguese sees room for improvement after winning world player award for third time, Matt Hughes writes. The truly frightening thing for Cristiano Ronaldo’s opponents is his belief that he can get even better. At the end of an emotional, tear-jerking acceptance speech that would not have been out of place in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, the best player in the world unleashed a primeval grunt to match those produced more regularly by his good friend, Rafael Nadal. (The Times)

Jose Mourinho launched an astonishing rant at Phil Dowd and shouted: “You’re too fat to referee.” (The Mirror)

Arsenal were hopeful on Tuesday of finally reaching agreement with Legia Warsaw on the signing of 17-year-old midfield prodigy Krystian Bielik. (The Telegraph)

Kevin Pietersen has once again attempted to reignite the debate over his England future by claiming Eoin Morgan, the new one-day captain, would love to have him back in the side. (The Guardian)

Ronnie O’Sullivan has equalled Stephen Hendry’s all-time record of 775 centuries in the final frame of his 6-4 Masters win over Ricky Walden at Alexandra Palace. (Daily Mail)