READ about this and find out what other top sport stories are making the headlines in the UK national press today, Saturday, October 29, 2011.
THE TIMES: Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Wayne Rooney to silence the Everton hate mob and help to ensure there is no hangover from Manchester United’s 6-1 drubbing by Manchester City. Also: Andre Villas-Boas believes that the country should be proud of John Terry and that the Chelsea and England captain is a positive role model.
DAILY MAIL: FA investigators will examine footage from 20 Sky cameras in a bid to establish if John Terry racially abused Anton Ferdinand. Also: Kevin Keegan has emerged as a shock target for Leicester City, possibly as part of a management team with Lee Clark.
DAILY MIRROR: Andre Villas-Boas last night leapt to the defence of John Terry, insisting: “You should be PROUD of your England captain.” Also: Roberto Mancini has told Mark Hughes: Keep on slagging me off .. and Manchester City will carry on winning!
DAILY EXPRESS: Kevin Keegan has emerged as a surprise contender to replace Sven-Goran Eriksson at Leicester City. Also: Roy Hodgson has revealed that Liverpool were on the verge of going bust during his troubled time there as manager.
DAILY STAR: Adam Johnson is the latest Manchester City star to have a bust-up with Roberto Mancini. Also: Arsene Wenger last night launched an astonishing defence of England race-row skipper John Terry.
THE SUN: Roberto Mancini is to be offered a new £22million four-year deal by Manchester City. Also: Emmanuel Adebayor says his Manchester City days were a “headache” and he has no regrets about leaving the club.
THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester City last night faced the double ignominy of being forced to halve the fine handed out to Carlos Tevez and to allow him further games for the club, if he is not sold in January. Also: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spares Chelsea captain John Terry and calls for game to crack down on abuse in all its forms.
THE GUARDIAN: John Terry found an unlikely ally in Arsène Wenger who claims players can say things on the pitch they don’t mean. Also: Gareth Bale has risked the wrath of Welsh supporters by posing in an Olympic fans’ shirt for London 2012.
THE TELEGRAPH: The investigation into John Terry’s alleged racist abuse of Anton Ferdinand took a major step forward on Friday when the England captain was interviewed by Football Association officials. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson claims Wayne Rooney will never lose his ‘traitor’ tag at Goodison Park but insists the Manchester United forward is capable of handling the incessant abuse he faces on his return to Everton on Saturday lunchtime.