From the Back Pages, December 15: Barcelona wonderkid Munir El Haddadi WANTS Arsenal or Chelsea move in January

From the back pages
From the back pages

BARCELONA starlet Munir El Haddadi wants to go out on loan in January, with Arsenal and Chelsea both interested. (The Express)

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 0: This, at the home of their fiercest rivals, was a very different kind of torture for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool. For once this season, fluency was not a problem, but it will be of scant consolation that this latest grim scoreline was distorted beyond all logic by the brilliance of David de Gea. (The Times)

Simon Mignolet has been told he has lost his place in the Liverpool team ‘for an indefinte period’ by boss Brendan Rodgers. Mignolet was replaced between the sticks at Old Trafford for Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester United by Brad Jones. (The Mirror)

Louis van Gaal has called for Manchester United to improve, despite beating arch rivals Liverpool to record their sixth consecutive Premier League victory on Sunday. (Daily Mail)

Christian Eriksen was Tottenham’s late hero again as his last-gasp goal stole all three points in a feisty battle here today. (The Independent)

Joe Launchbury is in danger of missing the last Six Nations championship before the World Cup after Wasps revealed that the England lock’s rehabilitation from a neck injury was progressing more slowly than anticipated. (The Telegraph)

The plan for Amir Khan was to light up Las Vegas and so it proved. All week the 28-year-old had talked of arriving at boxing’s biggest stage and making a statement of intent with the world watching. (The Guardiann)