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Elsewhere, the Ravel Morrison contract saga continues, with The Telegraph now reporting the young player is "expected to leave Old Trafford because of a failure to agree terms over a new deal at the club". Morrison countered Sir Alex's claims that the teenager's demands were "unrealistic" by posting on Twitter. "I never 1s [once] turned down a contract off Manchester United," he wrote.
A number of papers, including the Daily Star and the Mirror, repurpose the manager's programme notes from Saturday (Sir Alex says there can be "no excuses now" as a number of injured players are returning and others are not far away), while the Express run quotes from the programme's exclusive interview with Chris Smalling. Smalling claims no other club has been hit as hard by injuries as United.