From the Back Pages, November 30: Jose Mourinho urges Romelu Lukaku to come clean on WHY he left Chelsea for Everton on loan

From the back pages
From the back pages

Jose Mourinho today demanded Romelu Lukaku come clean over the reasons he left Chelsea. The Belgian striker has been a massive hit in his loan spell at Everton, with seven goals in nine appearances since his deadline day move. Mourinho, though, appears to have become increasingly irritated by suggestions from the striker that he was forced to leave the Blues against his will. (The Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen backing Andre Villas-Boas. Denmark midfielder backing under pressure Spurs manager ahead of champions’s visit to White Hart Lane. (The Telegraph)

Steven Gerrard has revealed Manchester United tried to nab him at the age of just 13 by signing him to a seven-year deal at Old Trafford. In 1993 - with United’s famous ‘class of ‘92’ just rising to prominence, Sir Alex Ferguson’s scouts looked to the future Liverpool icon as they looked to build the next generation of Red Devils. (Daily Mail)

Arsène Wenger has said that he thinks the English game is “99.9% clean” in the wake of the match-fixing allegations that have shaken football. (The Guardian)

EZEQUIEL GARAY insists that he is happy playing his football at Benfica, despite strong interest from Premier League champions Manchester United. (The Express)

Manchester United manager David Moyes has said he will only look to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window if the right player becomes available. (The Independent)

For the rest of us, Wales’s victory over Scotland in March was a turgid encounter, scarred by scrum collapses and notable only for the record number of penalty goals kicked in the match, but for Sam Warburton it was a turning point in his career. (The Times)