WHAT today’s papers are saying:
Nani has blasted “careless” Manchester United and insisted the players should hang their heads in shame if they fail to win the Premier League. Also: Roberto Mancini has opened the door for Carlos Tevez to stay at Manchester City next season.
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Sir Alex Ferguson is warning his players there will be no way back in the Premier League title race should they let Manchester City win tomorrow’s epic derby. Also: Gareth Bale could lead a summer exodus of talent from Tottenham after admitting he will consider his future should Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League.
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Big spenders Manchester City and Chelsea have been warned by Europe’s football bosses that if they splash out on players this summer they may be forced to cut back their Champions League squads - and even be barred from taking part in European competition. Also: Gareth Bale is preparing to leave Tottenham in the summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Roberto Mancini will tell his Manchester City players to seize their “one chance” to end the club’s 34-year league title drought by beating rivals United tomorrow night. Also: Gareth Bale has hinted he may leave Tottenham if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Roberto Mancini is refusing to bill tomorrow’s Manchester derby as a title decider, insisting that Manchester City still have difficult Premier League games to follow away to Newcastle and at home to Queens Park Rangers. Also: Alan Pardew has promised a reaction at Chelsea on Wednesday to the complacency that saw his Newcastle team go down 4-0 at the Premier League strugglers Wigan, insisting that a Champions League finish is still a possibility.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
On the eve of the local derby that could decide the Premier League title, Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded that if Manchester City beat his Manchester United side at the Etihad Stadium, they will succeed them as champions. Also: Roberto Martinez’s Wigan brought a burst of Spanish sunshine to an unseasonably cold afternoon, banishing the chill wind of relegation as a bad winter memory.
DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
Chelsea are set to make a stunning £32m raid on Everton. Also: Champions League chasers Newcastle were thrashed 4-0 by Championship dodgers Wigan yesterday.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Manchester City will win the Premier League if they beat his United side in tomorrow’s massive derby game. Also: Manchester rivals United and City are locked in a £25million battle to sign Lille’s Belgian international Eden Hazard.
Frank Lampard wants to stay at Chelsea. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his players: “Lose to City and you have blown the title.”
Harry Redknapp fears he is not going to be the next England boss - as Roy Hodgson’s stock rises within the FA hierarchy. Also: Manchester United players prepared for the Demolition Derby - by hitching a ride in a battered pick-up truck.