MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been backed to overcome his disappointing form by his former team-mate Nani.
Pep Guardiola is giving Man City’s Aleix Garcia special tuition to master the midfield role he owned at Barcelona.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that he has often taken criticism of his performances to heart but says he is working to become more confident in himself.
Kyle Walker believes Tottenham can win any competition they feature in this season.
Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote vows to buy Arsenal in four years to turn club around.
Liverpool vice-captain James Milner believes this will prove to be a ‘big season’ for the in-form Adam Lallana.
Marko Grujic has revealed his plan to turn himself into the complete midfielder for Liverpool – and it starts in the gym.
Aaron Lennon has revealed that Ronald Koeman has banned mobile phones at team meal-times.
Ciaran Clark says he’d seen ‘a lot of stuff’ at Aston Villa over eight years and needed change of scenery meaning he grasped the chance to play for Rafa Benitez.
Matt Ritchie believes the difference between success and failure is about having the ‘mentality’ to bounce back from a defeat – something he insists Newcastle will do at Villa Park.
David Moyes is confident that Paddy McNair will prove to be a really good buy for Sunderland – and it could be as an attacking midfielder.
Chris Brunt has put Tony Pulis’ longevity as a manager down to his consistency in achieving results and shrewd use of limited budgets.
EXPRESS & STAR
Roberto Di Matteo has told Jack Grealish to ‘grow up’ as Villa continue their investigation into claims the midfielder attended a raucous early-hours party at a Birmingham hotel.
Tony Pulis and Dave Kemp are too long in the tooth to be fazed by slumps in form, according to Albion’s assistant head coach.
Under-fire Mark Hughes remains defiant in the face of yet another defeat and is confident his players can begin turning their wretched season around against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Eddie Howe feels ‘ups and downs’ are to be expected with Max Gradel as the winger bids to recapture his best form in a Cherries shirt.
THE DAILY ECHO
Claude Puel admitted Jake Hesketh has given him plenty to think about after the 20-year-old scored his first ever Saints goal.
Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle has expressed his delight after completing the signing of Wes Brown on a permanent contract.
Jeff Hendrick believes Burnley’s fitness levels can help them compete in the Premier League, admitting the intense Gawthorpe training sessions have lived up to his expectations.
Shinji Okazaki believes he took his chance to prove himself to Claudio Ranieri during the EFL Cup against Chelsea as he battles for his place in the Leicester City side.
Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung has gone back to the classroom in Leicester to learn more about football, starting a course at the city’s De Montfort University.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
John Hartson says Swansea City should stick with Francesco Guidolin in light of rumours linking the club with a move for Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.
Tammy Abraham could get into Chelsea’s team now, according to Bristol City manager Lee Johnson.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Pep Clotet has praised Garry Monk for keeping the pressure off Leeds United’s players and staff during the club’s disappointing start to the season.
The patient approach at Elland Road will reap the benefits, says Leeds striker Chris Wood.
Nicklas Bendtner believes he can extend his career for many years yet as long as he is ready to adapt his game and says he has matured in recent years.
Philippe Montanier is already starting to look at if Nottingham Forest can extend Hildeberto Pereira’s stay at the City Ground from Benfica.
THE PINK UN
Norwich City’s rising stars Josh and Jacob Murphy hope they will represent England again in the future, despite reported interest from the Republic of Ireland.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton chairman Ken Anderson has called on the town to rally behind Wanderers’ promotion bid this season.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Wigan vice-captain Jake Buxton says he’ll make sure Wigan Athletic’s players will know all about the enormity of tomorrow’s derby day at Preston.
Roy Beerens is adamant that ‘sleeping giant’ Reading shouldn’t just settle for being in and around the Championship also-rans this season.
Former Bury and Barnsley defender Reece Brown will hold talks with Sheffield United later today about a move to Bramall Lane.
Gary Bowyer says Blackpool’s fighting spirit will be key if they are to claw their way up the Sky Bet League Two table.