MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Jose Mourinho is not the ‘Special One’, Pep Guardiola is, according to Manchester United legend Roy Keane.
Manchester City finally got a glimpse of Ilkay Gundogan’s quality as the summer signing dazzled on his debut against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Ashley Young granted lifelong Manchester United fan Patrick Lawler his dying wish by meeting him just 45 minutes before he passed away.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Hector Bellerin has trolled former Arsenal star Robin van Persie, revealing: “I don’t like that name.”
Dele Alli insists Tottenham are still a match for Europe’s top teams as they try to bounce back from Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Monaco.
Chelsea’s players have no choice but to follow Antonio Conte, according to former Blues manager Gianluca Vialli.
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand today insisted the club are not looking to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.
Steven Gerrard has spoken of his good relationship with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp – but says there’s no job offer from Liverpool to discuss at this time.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland believes Simon Mignolet should be dropped for Friday night’s Premier League clash with Chelsea in favour of summer signing Loris Karius.
Gini Wijnaldum is hoping to finally open his Liverpool account at Stamford Bridge on Friday night as the Liverpool midfielder insisted: “I’m hungry for goals.”
Matt Ritchie has no regrets about dropping down to the Sky Bet Championship to join Newcastle, where he has been shocked by the Magpies’ passionate support.
Former Sunderland trialist Charles N’Zogbia is closing in on a move to Nantes, according to sources in France.
David Moyes could rekindle his attempts to sign Norwich City striker Steven Naismith, according to reports.
Former Sunderland centre-back Wes Brown looks set to resume his playing career at Blackburn, with the defender close to signing a deal at Ewood Park.
Queens Park Rangers have dismissed speculation linking them with a move for West Brom manager Tony Pulis.
EXPRESS & STAR
Frustrated Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo admitted his side’s mentality must get stronger after they conceded yet another late equaliser to draw with Brentford.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton’s Europa League hopes have received a boost after Group K rivals Inter Milan omitted more than £100m worth of talent out of their squad for the group stages.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Alex Bruce has revealed his father, Steve Bruce, never wanted to leave his role as Hull City manager but was happy to walk away from the club in July once relationship had broken down.
Leicester must take their time to learn how to play to the strengths of new record-signing Islam Slimani, according to Claudio Ranieri.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is fighting fit again following his military service stint in South Korea.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Garry Monk is “very hopeful” Leeds United captain Liam Bridcutt will be fit for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash to Cardiff City.
Jason Shackell is out of Derby County’s Championship clash against Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday.
£13m Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Oliver Burke can be the next great icon of Scottish football, according to Scotland assistant Mark McGhee.
Jordan Rhodes and Cristhian Stuani could both miss Middlesbrough’s trip to Everton on Saturday, boss Aitor Karanka has revealed.
Dale Stephens has thanked Brighton fans for their continued support in spite of the fact he handed in a transfer request on Deadline Day to push through a move to Burnley.
Sheffield United winger Chris Burke is set to leave Bramall Lane after the Sky Bet League One club failed to extend his contract.
Harry Arter insists changing his combative style won’t help in his bid to avoid walking on a disciplinary tightrope.