From the Back Pages, March 24: Man United and Man City eye Gareth Bale transfer but Real Madrid flyer vows to silence his critics

From the back pages
From the back pages

Defiant Gareth Bale is determined not to be forced out of Real Madrid, despite the campaign of vitriol being aimed his way in Spain. (The Mirror)

Steven Gerrard Liverpool era is over but memories of glory days outweigh red card moment of madness. (The Telegraph)

Greg Dyke, the FA chairman, today spelt out his determination to go head-to-head with the Premier League over their homegrown-player ruling in order to create more opportunities for English players. (The Times)

Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke needs triumph to silence captaincy whispers. (The Independent)

THE FA have transferred Gareth McAuley’s red card to defender Craig Dawson after an identity mix-up in West Brom’s defeat to Manchester City last weekend. (The Express)

The fallout from Liverpool’s tempestuous game against Manchester United has continued in the shape of a Football Association charge and likely ban for Martin Skrtel for stamping on David de Gea. (The Guardian)

Uncapped Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been called up to the England squad for the first time. The Football Association (FA) announced on Monday night that Mason, 23, had been drafted into the national squad for the upcoming games against Lithuania and Italy as Fabian Delph is struggling with illness and Adam Lallana has been ruled out through injury. (Daily Mail)