From the back pages, May 19: It’s over to Roo, Moyes

From the back pages
From the back pages

ALEX FERGUSON happily washed his hands of the Wayne Rooney problem and told David Moyes: “You can deal with it now.” Fergie takes charge of his 1,500th and last game as Manchester United boss tomorrow — against West Brom — and once again Rooney will not take part after asking to leave. (The Sun)

A slow-burning Test match is starting to catch fire. We do not know who is going to win but if the weather behaves one team will. The balance of power keeps swinging. After a 123-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonathan Trott England seemed to be sitting pretty: 159 for two and the lead 184. But then they contrived to lose four wickets for 12 runs in the closing overs. (The Guardian)

Bradford 3 Northampton 0: Just like the time before, as the clock wound down on Bradford City’s day at Wembley, their fans bounced and sang and twirled their scarves. Against Swansea, after that chastening Capital One Cup final, they did so in defiance. Against Northampton Town, in the npower League Two play-off final, it was in delight. (The Times)

Sacked Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has taken out a full page newspaper advert to say goodbye to the fans. The Italian, 48, was shown the door by club chiefs on Monday night who said under Mancini the club “failed to achieve any of its stated targets this year.” (The Mirror)

An emotional David Beckham was in exceptional form for Paris Saint-Germain in his final ever professional game. Beckham, who was handed the captain’s armband by manager Carlo Ancelotti, pulled the strings in the centre of midfield as the Ligue 1 champions cruised to victory. (Daily Mail)

Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has apologised to team-mate Glenn Whelan after smashing his car windscreen in a mistaken act of retribution for a training-ground prank which went wrong. (The Independent)