What today’s papers are saying: Saturday July 6, 2013.
DAILY EXPRESS: David Moyes has told Wayne Rooney he will help him join Manchester United’s pantheon of greats as he tries to convince the striker to commit his future to the club... Graham Rowntree has told the Lions to achieve “something special” in the deciding Test.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Andy Murray survived the monster serve of Jerzy Janowicz and a controversial stoppage while the roof was closed - just at the moment when he running away with the match - to reach the final of Wimbledon for the second successive year. Also: Tommy Bowe said yesterday that the Lions were desperate to win today’s match against Australia for Brian O’Driscoll... David Moyes has challenged Wayne Rooney to grasp the opportunity to become a Manchester United legend as he fights to keep the striker at Old Trafford.
THE GUARDIAN: England will name a 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test which begins at Trent Bridge on Wednesday with Graham Onions leading the candidates for a call-up. Also: David Moyes invited the staff to his opening address as manager and reflected on the meeting in the first week of May when Sir Alex Ferguson looked him in the eye and informed him his life was about to change forever... When Marion Bartoli and Sabine Lisicki walk out for the 127th women’s final at Wimbledon, the crowd will make it clear who they want to win.
DAILY MIRROR: Andy Murray overcame a furious Centre Court row and a pantomime villain Pole to reach the Wimbledon final. Also: David Moyes last night insisted: “Wayne Rooney is not for sale.”... Warren Gatland walked into the dressing room and held up a British and Irish Lions jersey. “This is the last time you’ll wear this,” he said. “How do you want to be remembered?”
DAILY STAR: Andy Murray shrugged off a controversial delay and giant Pole Jerzy Janowicz to keep his Wimbledon dream alive. Also: Novak Djokovic insists he has plenty in the tank after winning a marathon, record-breaking classic to book his place in tomorrow’s Wimbledon final... Steve Clarke insists Nicolas Anelka will not be the only striker to arrive at West Brom this summer.
DAILY MAIL: David Moyes vowed that Wayne Rooney will not be sold by Manchester United. Also: The Lions will throw themselves into today’s win-or-bust third Test against Australia believing they can use their mood of desperation to secure an historic series win... Wilfried Bony’s agent has criticised Vitesse Arnhem after they stalled over sanctioning a £13.7million move to Swansea.
THE SUN: Brave Andy Murray stormed into the Wimbledon final last night - after winning an amazing roof war. Also: Tommy Bowe last night told how brave Brian O’Driscoll ignored his Lions heartache and led the team in one last inspirational talk... Marion Bartoli wants to give Amelie Mauresmo a perfect late birthday present - the Wimbledon title.
THE TIMES: Andy Murray survived a Pole of serious intent, a decision with serious implications and now all he has to do tomorrow is to defeat the most serious player in the world and all will be his. Also: Shane Warne wants Australia to find their inner mongrel as they prepare to take on England next week, and he urged officials to understand and tolerate the hyper-competitive nature of an Ashes series... David Moyes did not choose to manage Manchester United. He was chosen.
THE INDEPENDENT: Andy Murray said last night that he was confident of beating world number one Novak Djokovic in the final tomorrow to end Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s singles champion. Also: David Moyes was unable to declare yesterday at his own presentation as Manchester United manager that Wayne Rooney wants to stay at the club, stating only that “he won’t be for sale”... Tottenham were last night on the brink of completing the signing of Brazil midfielder Paulinho for £17million.