The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.
Every major paper carries quotes from Sir Alex’s press conference yesterday – you can see our own stories on ManUtd.com – with The Telegraph and The Guardian also digging deeper into the tactics that may be on show. In The Telegraph, former Arsenal striker Alan Smith predicts Jefferson Farfan may cause Patrice Evra problems aplenty, while pointing out Schalke’s own left-back position is also a weak point.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Wilson, writing in The Guardian, offers an intriguing look at Wayne Rooney’s role this season, with an emphasis on the striker’s defensive qualities (indeed, he boasts an 88 per cent tackling success rate this season).
Also in The Guardian, Richard Williams argues “professional controversialist” Jose Mourinho is the only man who can succeed Sir Alex when the Reds boss finally calls it a day.