BB Round-up – Fergie eyes Frenchman, Spurs braced for Barca bid? Gerard Houllier reads the riot act at Villa Park

Manchester United and Bolton booked their places at Wembley after two pulsating quarter finals yesterday afternoon. United’s victory ensured that Arsenal have been knocked out of their second cup competition in the week leaving the league as the only chance of silverware for Arsene Wenger this season. In many ways it may work in their favour, given the extra games the Red Devils are likely to face.

In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories that include Ferguson hits out at Dalglish; Mancini defends City’s preparation, while Gerard Houllier reads the riot act to his team.


Ferguson hits out at Dalglish and media – Guardian

Madejski insists lower tiers need salary cap – Daily Telegraph

FA Cup final to move to 5.30pm kick-off following TV pressure – Daily Mail

Man United make first move for M’Vila – Mirror

Mancini defends City’s sleepless prep – Guardian

Spurs shirts could read players’ heart rate – Daily Telegraph

Barcelona’s reputation is scaring teams to death, warns Ferguson – Daily Mail

Chelsea and Man City will compete for Kaka’s signature – Mirror

Gerard Houllier reads riot act to his Aston Villa stars – People

Barcelona prepared to pay £40m for Bale – Mirror