Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho has been under the spotlight two days before the much anticipated Manchester Derby when the Portuguese will face again his recent year's nemesis Pep Guardiola, now Manchester City's boss.
The great performance shown by United's reserve Marcus Rashford gave Mourinho another flower to peel as both the media and the supporters are asking for the 18-year-old to be in the starting XI this Saturday. To add more sauce to the bacon two Chelsea stars, Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill have questioned The Special One quality as a manager claiming that under new boss Antonio Conte, "Chelsea are more organised" because of they "needed a game plan." [Conte] "knows how to treat players because he has played the game before", are the bombs the players fired against their former gaffer.
The Daily Mail added a painful memory over this modern rivalry reminding when Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5-0 under today's Manchester clubs, general coaches. The paper also remarks how the English FA lose Nike sponsorship after the catastrophic exit in the Euros this year.
Madrid's Marca has a full page picture of Gareth Bale with the Real Madrid and Wales international says The Merengues are just focused on winning La Liga title meanwhile Barcelona's Sport shows Xavi Hernandez dream team to lead his beloved football club following Bayern Munich style with former players in charge of the institution. FC Barcelona also made Mundo Deportivo's front page in a photo collage announcing the opening of the club's office in New York as part of the 10-year partnership with UNICEF. On the other hand, AS has an interview with former Real Madrid manager Claudio Ancelotti. The Italian, now on the front of Bayern Munich praised his successor Zinedine Zidane and also explained his way to deal with the players.
In Italy, the former manager of L'Azzurra Marcelo Lippi has signed a 60 million Euros for three years contract with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande where he has won everything in the past. Finally, La Gazzetta dello Sport made a tribute to those that have worn the number 10 shirt in different Serie A clubs featuring football legends like Maradona, Platini, Baggio and Gullit among many others.