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Capello warning for United
Fabio Capello has warned Manchester United that the Club World Cup in Japan could wreck their title hopes. United are third in the Prem and could be nine points adrift of Liverpool when they return. England boss Capello was twice a losing finalist at the world showdown as AC Milan boss and missed out on the Serie A title the second year his side travelled to the tournament.
He said: “I know very well what it will be like. You have to deal with jet lag and the time to recover is short.
“At this moment a lot of the Big Four are drawing matches as they are tired in their heads.”
Shaun Custis, The Sun
Elsewhere, there’s widespread coverage of decisions by UEFA and the FA not to charge Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo after recent off-the-ball incidents against Aalborg and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Mirror claim Paul Scholes has revealed United would rather not be in Tokyo playing in the FIFA Club World Cup. Scholes told MUTV after the Spurs game that the Reds want to win the tournament, but admitted the subsequent January fixture congestion is undesirable.