From the Back Pages, February 4: Several players want to leave Manchester United, claims Anderson

From the back pages
From the back pages

Anderson has claimed that “lots” of Manchester United players want to follow his example and leave Old Trafford in what has been a chastening season for the Barclays Premier League champions. (The Times)

Jose breaks Pellegrini’s goal machine as Ivanovic belter hands Chelsea win to end City’s home run and blow title race wide open. (Daily Mail)

New Manchester United signing Juan Mata admits his Old Trafford debut was an unforgettable experience, although the defeat to Stoke on Saturday brought him right back down to earth. (The Mirror)

SWANSEA chairman Huw Jenkins has rejected speculation of meetings over Michael Laudrup’s future as manager. (The Express)

Brian McDermott has said that he couldn’t walk away from the Leeds United job because of the passion of the fans who chanted his name constantly during the team’s 5-1 Championsship win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday. (The Telegraph)

The England head coach Stuart Lancaster has defended his replacement strategy during Saturday’s Six Nations defeat by France in Paris. (The Guardian)

Pete Carroll’s explanation of one of the more astounding – if not exactly thrilling – Super Bowls in memory could not have been simpler. “The things that were supposed to happen, happened,” the Seattle Seahawks’ head coach declared after his team’s comprehensive demolition of the Denver Broncos. (The Independent)