READ all about it and find out what other top sport stories are making the headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Saturday, March 9, 2013.
THE GUARDIAN: Carlos Tevez could face up to six months in prison after he was arrested for allegedly driving when disqualified on Thursday evening, and the striker may also be disciplined by Manchester City. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has given his word that Wayne Rooney will still be a Manchester United player next season, meaning that the striker should be offered a new deal in the summer.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Carlos Tevez is expected to play for Manchester City against Barnsley today, just 48 hours after being arrested for allegedly driving while disqualified - an offence which could lead to a six-month prison sentence. Sir Alex Ferguson questioned his deep faith in football after Nani was dismissed against Real Madrid.
THE SUN: Manchester United met with Nike officials last night to plot a mega bid for Cristiano Ronaldo. Also: Alex Ferguson is helping Barnsley plot Manchester City’s FA Cup downfall.
DAILY MAIL: Carlos Tevez is primed to play in Manchester City’s FA Cup quarter-final against Barnsley today despite being arrested on suspicion of another motoring offence. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson last night promised Wayne Rooney will not be sold as Manchester United prepared an attempt to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
DAILY EXPRESS: Chelsea will sell Fernando Torres this summer and are prepared to take a £35million loss on the misfit striker. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has told Wayne Rooney he has no regrets about leaving him on the bench against Real Madrid this week.
THE TIMES: There was a sharp intake of breath at Manchester United’s training ground yesterday when Sir Alex Ferguson was asked whether, as a violent storm raged around Old Trafford on Tuesday night, he had been as guilty as his players in allowing himself to be thrown off course. Also: Rafael Benitez resisted the chance to be complimentary of Sir Alex Ferguson this week, but the Chelsea interim manager was not in a position to take even the mildest potshot against his former adversary either, before their meeting tomorrow.
DAILY STAR: Real Madrid have told Tottenham they are willing to offer £30m plus Luka Modric to land Gareth Bale. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson insists he was right to axe Wayne Rooney.
DAILY MIRROR: Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted there is no rift between him and Wayne Rooney. Also: Carlos Tevez is set to start for Manchester City today - despite being arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified.
THE INDEPENDENT: Sir Alex Ferguson had found many a way of quashing Wayne Rooney stories, down the years. Also: Carlos Tevez has been arrested for allegedly driving while disqualified.