From the Back Pages, January 20: Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are OUT of the title race

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JOSE MOURINHO claimed Manchester United will struggle to fight for the title this season after Chelsea’s victory put them 14 points behind leaders Arsenal. (The Express)

David Moyes bemoaned Manchester United’s “terrible” defending after their 3-1 defeat to Chelsea, and was left once again having to insist that he will still not “throw in the towel” in the title race. (The Independent)

Fernando Torres will be sidelined for a ‘few weeks’ after suffering a knee injury during Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Everything is coming together nicely for Tim Sherwood, Tottenham Hotspur and Emmanuel Adebayor. It is now five victories and a draw from Sherwood’s six Premier League games in charge – a run of form that has revived Spurs’ hopes of finishing in the top four and coincided with the return to prominence of the enigmatic, but supremely talented, Adebayor. (The Guardian)

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed that he held talks with Eden Hazard over taking the Belgian starlet to White Hart Lane. (The Mirror)

Arsenal want Juventus striker Vucinic on loan: Arsenal want to persuade Juventus to let them have 30 year-old striker on loan until the end of the season. (The Telegraph)

A devastated Alastair Cook gave the strongest hint that he will resign the one-day captaincy — and possibly the Test leadership as well — after the Australia tour went from bad to worse. (The Times)