From the Back Pages, March 6: Has Ryan Giggs lost patience with Louis van Gaal’s philosophy at Manchester United?

From the back pages
From the back pages

Even those closest to Ryan Giggs at Manchester United will admit he can be a difficult man to read, somebody well-skilled at keeping his true emotions behind a mask of indifference. Yet that very mask betrayed a sense of frustration as Louis van Gaal celebrated Ashley Young’s dramatic late winner at Newcastle on Wednesday. (The Telegraph)

Cristiano Ronaldo is the wealthiest footballer in the world with a personal fortune of £152m - some £7m more than his rival Lionel Messi. (Daily Mail)

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse have been charged by the FA for the incident which appeared to involve both players spitting during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Newcastle last night. (The Independent)

Gustavo Poyet, the Sunderland head coach, has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his touchline altercation with Steve Bruce, his opposite number at Hull, during Tuesday night’s fiery encounter at the KC Stadium. (The Times)

JOSE MOURINHO has become used to having the last laugh generally throughout his career, but seldom have the pearls of surprisingly high-pitch mirth been as carefree as they were in West Ham’s cramped press room after Chelsea maintained their five-point advantage over Manchester City with a hard-fought win against the Hammers. (The Express)

Several legendary English cricketers, including key members of the 2005 Ashes winning team, are facing “very substantial” bills for payment of tax as a result of their involvement in film investments, the Guardian has learned. Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs has sent demands to investors, including the former cricketers, in partnerships set up by the company Ingenious Media, which HMRC is challenging in the upper tax tribunal, claiming they constituted tax avoidance schemes. (The Guardian)

Fears grow that Fernando Alonso may never return to Formula One following Barcelona crash. (The Mirror)