SATURDAY: Those desperate, noisy neighbours

Read all about it: UK national newspapers review.
Read all about it: UK national newspapers review.
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WHAT today’s papers are saying:

THE SUN

Alex Ferguson has branded Manchester City as “desperate” for recalling Carlos Tevez. Also: Arsene Wenger warns Jack Wilshere will not go to the Euro finals this summer unless he plays for Arsenal first.

THE TIMES

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester City that he boasts “plenty of ammunition” for the inevitable mind games that characterise the climax to the Barclays Premier League title race. Also: It is Arsene Wenger who says it, with a rueful smile perfectly encapsulating the sentiment, but Harry Redknapp and Roberto Di Matteo would echo his five terse words. “Nobody,” says the Arsenal manager, “wants to finish fifth.”

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Sir Alex Ferguson has issued a withering attack on rivals Manchester City, describing their decision to recall Carlos Tevez as “desperate” and warning he has “plenty of ammunition” if City want to engage in title-race mind games. Also: Arsene Wenger has highlighted the next three weeks as pivotal in deciding whether Jack Wilshere is capable of playing again for Arsenal this season and then representing England at Euro 2012.

DAILY MIRROR

Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at Manchester City, saying that Roberto Mancini’s recall for Carlos Tevez smacked of “desperation”. Also: Muamba mania will hit Bolton today - with 5,000 extra fans turning up for the relegation crunch with Blackburn.

DAILY MAIL

Sir Alex Ferguson taunted Roberto Mancini over his U-turn on Carlos Tevez yesterday and challenged the Manchester City manager to a mental duel during the title run-in. Also: Steve McClaren has urged the FA to appoint an England manager sooner rather than later, warning them “you can’t just turn up” at the European Championship.

THE GUARDIAN

Sir Alex Ferguson has ridiculed Manchester City’s U-turn on Carlos Tevez as an act of desperation and warned he has “plenty of ammunition” should United’s title rivals challenge him to mind games in the fight for the Premier League. Also: Jack Wilshere is on course to give Arsenal and England a major boost by returning from injury in time for the Premier League run-in and the summer’s European Championship.

DAILY EXPRESS

Robin van Persie has shot to the top of Real Madrid’s wanted list and Arsenal fear the striker may be tempted by a move to Spain. Also: Bolton captain Nigel Reo-Coker will tell his team-mates to “play for Fabrice Muamba” in their first game since he collapsed at White Hart Lane last Saturday.

DAILY STAR

Sir Alex Ferguson last night launched a blistering attack on title rivals Manchester City. Also: John Terry has denied trying to muscle in on Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo.

THE INDEPENDENT

His weekly press conference was delayed by half an hour yesterday - an uncommon occurrence - and if extra preparation time had been required, then it helped. Sir Alex Ferguson made his point. Also: Arsene Wenger is confident that Jack Wilshere will play again this season.