What today’s Sunday papers are saying:
SUNDAY PEOPLE: David Moyes saw Manchester United suffer a third defeat in six league matches - then warned fans his side will flop in Europe too. Also: Martin Jol is on the brink of the sack at Fulham after his ageing side were condemned to defeat by yet another late goal.
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: David Moyes suffered boos as his side crashed to defeat yesterday, then admitted the club do not have enough world-class players. Also: Jose Mourinho yesterday slammed Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen for his part in the red card shown to Chelsea star Fernando Torres - and claimed the Belgian’s behaviour was part of a plague of foreign players tricking English referees.
THE OBSERVER: David Moyes says he is concerned by Manchester United’s faltering start to the season following a surprise 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion that leaves the champions with seven points from their opening six games. Also: Jose Mourinho rounded on Jan Vertonghen for his part in Fernando Torres’s controversial sending-off at White Hart Lane, effectively accusing the Tottenham defender of cheating and “killing the show for millions of people”.
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Jose Mourinho risked disciplinary charges yesterday when he branded Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen “a disgrace” and accused referee Mike Dean of making a “huge mistake” after the sending-off of Fernando Torres as Chelsea recovered to have the better of a 1-1 draw. Also: Aaron Ramsey ensured Arsenal emerged from a day of surprise results top of the Premier League.
SUNDAY TIMES: Fernando Torres, Chelsea’s £50m striker, was red-carded yesterday and is likely to face an FA inquiry for scratching the cheek of Spurs centre-half Jan Vertonghen in an off-the-ball incident. Also: A Team Sky cyclist has received a letter from the sport’s governing body, Union Cycliste International (UCI), asking him to explain suspect blood values dating back to September 2012, three months before he joined the world’s No 1 team. Jonathan Tiernan-Locke was selected to ride for Great Britain in today’s world championship road race in Florence but pulled out of the team on Thursday, citing lack of form.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: David Moyes admitted last night that he was “concerned” by Manchester United’s woeful form as a deserved 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion condemned the 20-time league champions to their worst start to a season since 1989. Also: Jose Mourinho accused Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen of feigning injury in order to deceive referee Mike Dean into sending off Fernando Torres.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: David Moyes has admitted his concern as Manchester United recorded their worst opening to a Premier League season. Also: Manuel Pellegrini said five minutes of madness cost his Manchester City side three points after they slumped to a shock 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa... Fulham boss Martin Jol defiantly vowed to fight on despite fans calling for his head following the 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Sunderland requested a reference for Gus Poyet from a man who has twice shown him the door. Also: The Cream of Manchester suffered the Second City blues yesterday.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY: Luis Suarez has vowed to repair his tarnished image and become Mr Nice Guy. Also: David Moyes admitted he was a worried man after another defeat for Manchester United.
DAILY SPORT SUNDAY: It was a case of Birmingham 2 Manchester 0 yesterday with sensational defeats for both City and United. Also: Arsene Wenger has made Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, 24, a £20m January target.