From the back pages, March 7: Rooney braced for exit from United

Manchester United are willing to sell Wayne Rooney in the summer, provided an acceptable offer is forthcoming for the England striker. (The Times)

Thursday, 7th March 2013, 7:10 am
Wayne Rooney

Uefa have said they have “no problem” with referee Cuneyt Cakir following the fall-out from his decision to send off Nani in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid. (The Independent)

Mako and Billy Vunipola get England chance after mishaps and sacrifices. Vunipola brothers reveal how they had to cut out the junk food to get the chance to play for England together. (The Guardian)

Danish Kaneria’s lifetime ban for fixing could be quashed at his appeal hearing after it emerged Mervyn Westfield, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s star witness in the case, has not responded to requests to appear at the tribunal. (The Telegraph)

Celtic’s Champions League journey ended at the last-16 stage as expected with a 5-0 aggregate defeat by Juventus after goals from Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella separated the sides in rain-lashed Turin. (The Sun)

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has confirmed the Woking-based team’s engine partnership with Mercedes for the next three years at least. (The Mirror)

Rafa Benitez insists Chelsea’s priority is simply winning their next game. And that is why his immediate focus falls on tonight’s Europa League clash at Steaua Bucharest. (Daily Mail)

West Ham midfielder Joe Cole said he regretted joining Liverpool, but he is enjoying his football now. (Daily Mail)