From the Back Pages, April 24: Roy Keane in line for assistant job as Manchester United want ‘thread’ to past glory

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United want to retain “a thread” of their own former players to help manage the club, with Roy Keane emerging as a credible name to assist Louis van Gaal, who appears to be the No 1 candidate to replace David Moyes. (The Independent)

Manchester United intend to plough ahead with their transfer business during the potentially long process of waiting for a new manager to start – almost three months in Louis van Gaal’s case – and their extensive inquiries include exploring the possibility of whether Paris Saint-Germain might sell Edinson Cavani. (The Guardian)

Manchester United owners the Glazers are flying in for a summit meeting tomorrow to sort out the crisis at the club. (The Mirror)

David Moyes has broken his silence after his sacking as Manchester United manager - and pointedly made no mention of his players. The 50-year-old released a statement via the League Managers Association in which he spoke of his gratitude to Sir Alex Ferguson, the fans and the staff at Old Trafford. (The Telegraph)

The pursuit of one of the hottest young properties in European football ended in defeat for England with Adnan Januzaj opting to play on the international stage for Belgium. (Daily Mail)

EVERTON are considering making the most of the chaos at Manchester United with a summer move for striker Danny Welbeck as an alternative to Romelu Lukaku. (The Express)

Chelsea’s confrontations with the football authorities escalated on two fronts last night. The west London club were hit with four misconduct charges arising from last weekend’s defeat by Sunderland and Chelsea’s board approved José Mourinho’s controversial plan to field a weakened team against Liverpool on Sunday. (The Times)