READ about this and find out what other top sports stories are making the headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Saturday, May 7, 2011.
THE SUN: Carlo Ancelotti must win Chelsea’s title decider with Manchester United tomorrow or be sacked. Also: QPR have been told they will be handed the Championship trophy at Loftus Road today.
DAILY STAR: Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Chelsea: We’re going to destroy you and win the title. Also: Jack Wilshere looks set to go to the Under-21 Championship in Denmark next month following an FA compromise.
THE INDEPENDENT: Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, cut to the chase yesterday in predicting tomorrow’s Premier League title showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford will be won not by formations and tactics, but by desire and character. Also: Avram Grant has entered into another disagreement with his employers ahead of West Ham United’s biggest game of the season, this time over selling players if his team are relegated.
THE TIMES: Carlo Ancelotti will admit the error of his ways by selecting Didier Drogba for tomorrow’s potential Barclays Premier League title decider between Chelsea and Manchester United. Also: Jose Mourinho signalled his determination to continue his battle against UEFA yesterday as Real Madrid announced their intention to appeal against his touchline ban.
DAILY EXPRESS: Sir Alex Ferguson fears a dodgy refereeing decision could rob Manchester United of a record 19th league title in tomorrow’s showdown with Chelsea. Also: Arsene Wenger will go over the head of Stuart Pearce and make a last-ditch plea to Fabio Capello to order a rethink over Jack Wilshere’s involvement in the European Under-21 Championship.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: For Carlo Ancelotti, the “pacifist” - as he called himself yesterday - there is no point going to “war” with other managers and no reason for their “mind games” either, as he once bluntly told Jose Mourinho. Also: Arsene Wenger and Kenny Dalglish last night entered the club v country row by voicing concerns over possible burnout of some of their best young players.
THE GUARDIAN: The world of golf has been deeply saddened at the news that there has been a “severe deterioration” in the health of the 54-year-old Seve Ballesteros. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has gone against the Football Association’s guidelines not to talk about referees before matches by welcoming Howard Webb’s appointment to Manchester United’s match against Chelsea.
DAILY MAIL: Sir Alex Ferguson fears one poor refereeing decision could cost Manchester United a record 19th title and hand the championship to Chelsea. Also: The family of Europe’s greatest ever golfer Seve Ballesteros last night issued a statement saying his ‘neurological condition’ had markedly deteriorated.
DAILY MIRROR: Carlo Ancelotti last night claimed Chelsea can catch Manchester United cold in tomorrow’s title showdown. Also: Former QPR star John Hollins says the club must be denied promotion if they are guilty of breaking FA rules.