From the Back Pages, December 16: Andre Villas-Boas admits his Tottenham future is out of his hands but insists: ‘’I’m not a quitter’’

From the back pages
From the back pages

Andre Villas-Boas insists he won’t quit Tottenham despite his position becoming increasingly uncertain following a 5-0 hammering from Liverpool. (The Mirror)

Aston Villa 0 Manchester United 3: Ah, Villa Park. It always was the safest of havens for Manchester United. If they were looking for a shelter from the storm that has engulfed David Moyes and his team of late, there could be no more appealing a fixture than Aston Villa away. (The Times)

David Moyes launched an outspoken attack on what he regarded as Aston Villa’s persistent fouling of the Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj, claiming that Paul Lambert’s players were “queuing up to kick” the 18-year-old. (The Independent)

REAL MADRID are the bookies’ favourite to land Robert Lewandowski ahead of Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. (The Express)

Samir Nasri: Real Madrid and Barcelona will worry about facing Manchester City in Champions League. Manchester City could land Barcelona or Real Madrid in Monday’s Champions League draw. (The Telegraph)

Until Sunday night Andy Murray had never been a certainty for anything. Not in a golden era of tennis when three of the finest players to have graced a court have stood between him and Grand Slam success. But at the Leeds Arena nothing was going to stop the first British winner of the Gentlemen’s Singles Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 77 years. (Daily Mail)

If they were the new wallpaper for the Kensington Palace refurbishments, the England team could not get more of a pasting than they have been getting in the Perth furnace. There are bad days, increasingly so for them, but then there are days like this that break new boundaries of cataclysmic play and make those of us who predicted a close series seem like end-of-the-pier charlatan soothsayers. (The Guardian)