Manchester United failed to follow in the footsteps of the three other Premier League teams in the Champions League last night, but Sir Alex Ferguson’s men did earn an away draw and will be heavy favourites heading into the second leg at Old Trafford next month. Elsewhere Arsenal scraped past Stoke in the Premiership, but it came at a cost as both Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott suffered injuries, with the latter certain to miss the Carling Cup final against Birmingham at the weekend.
In the newspapers this morning it is being reported that Arsenal are lining up a £15 million bid for Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro, Kenny Dalglish is set to hand a chance to Joe Cole in the Europa League tonight and West Ham are preparing to start legal action against the FA in regards to compensation for the injury to Dean Ashton.
Walcott out, Fabregas in race against time – Guardian
Arsenal prepare £15 million bid – Daily Mail
Scholes set to extend United career – The Sun
Villa target West Ham ‘keeper – Mirror
New takeover bid for Manchester United – Daily Mail
Premier League target not for sale – Mirror