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Richard Tanner of the Daily Express writes...
The Times claims United will withdraw Old Trafford as a venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup to avoid damage to the pitch. The Rugby Union tournament takes place between 18 September and 31 October amid a busy schedule of autumn fixtures in the domestic football calendar.
The Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph carry stories linking Paris Saint-Germain with an audacious summer move to sign Wayne Rooney. Both papers tout a fee of £20million. However, the Mirror reports on comments made by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, saying: "He [Rooney] is a great player, he is one of the best strikers in the world. I think everyone would like to have him but if you want to talk about the fact, we didn't approach him."
Also in the Mirror, columnist Martin Lipton ponders whether a 20th league title for United could be Sir Alex Ferguson's last. “The burning desire remains undiminished, but Fergie has once again demonstrated his mastery over all comers,” Lipton writes.