From the Back Pages, September 12: Uefa ‘rewrites the rules’ to allow Manchester City to dodge FFP sanctions

From the back pages
From the back pages

The threat of legal action against Uefa has enabled Manchester City to field only one club-trained player in their Champions League squad which goes into action against Bayern Munich next week – three fewer than Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool – despite having failed the governing body’s Financial Fair Play rules. (The Independent)

Brendan Rodgers has hit out at England’s treatment of Daniel Sturridge, saying that the thigh strain he suffered on international duty last week “could have been prevented”. (The Guardian)

LIVERPOOL legends Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush accept £16million man Mario Balotelli is a gamble - but reckon every new signing is a risk. (The Express)

Radamel Falcao has insisted he is ready to put down his football roots at Manchester United and “make history” at Old Trafford after completing his fourth transfer in five years to sign for the club. (The Telegraph)

Rio Ferdinand will not be daunted at the prospect of facing old club Manchester United, according to QPR boss Harry Redknapp. (Daily Mail)

Louis van Gaal said this evening that he allowed Danny Welbeck to leave Old Trafford because the England forward was not up to the standard of his fellow strikers. (The Times)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year deal with the club. The 22-year-old returned to Stamford Bridge this summer after three loan spells at Atletico Madrid. (The Mirror)