From the Back Pages, November 18: Rooney rules: Captain at the double to close in on record as England seal bragging rights

From the back pages
From the back pages

England enjoy a convincing 3-1 friendly triumph over Scotland at Celtic Park. Rooney is now FOUR goals away from being England’s record scorer (The Express)

Liverpool have been dealt yet another injury scare involving Daniel Sturridge after the striker pulled up in training with a thigh problem, his third fitness setback of a desperately trying season for the 25-year-old and his manager Brendan Rodgers. (The Guardian)

Fifa has asked Swiss prosecutors to investigate possible criminal activity unearthed by Michael Garcia’s investigation into World Cup bidding. Sepp Blatter said that the move to call in the Swiss attorney-general after Garcia’s report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was proof that Fifa had nothing to hide. (The Times)

ED WOODWARD has played down suggestions that Manchester United will attempt to strengthen their defence in the January transfer window. (The Express)

Jenson Button’s agony goes on, reports Byron Young in Abu Dhabi. The 33-year-old will have to wait at least another fortnight to learn his Formula 1 future. (The Mirror)

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is planning a quick resolution to Lewis Hamilton’s future once this weekend’s Formula One title decider is resolved. (Daily Mail)

Argentina 0 Portugal 1: Star duo Ronaldo and Messi depart at half-time as Raphael Guerreiro’s header in the final minutes secures victory at Old Trafford. (The Telegraph)