From the back pages, April 18: Real Madrid valued higher than Manchester United for the first time by Forbes

Manchester United’s nine-year spell at the top of the Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most valuable football teams has come to an end. While the Premier League leaders are said to be worth a staggering $3.2bn, they have been usurped by Real Madrid, with the reigning Spanish champions valued at $3.3bn. (The Independent)

Wednesday, 17th April 2013, 10:15 pm

Jose Mourinho’s future at Real Madrid has been thrown into doubt following claims in Spain that the former Chelsea manager has declared that he will not be at the Bernabéu next season. (The Telegraph)

Manchester United moved a point closer to their 20th league title as they twice came from behind to earn a draw against West Ham. The Hammers were the better side for long periods at Upton Park and goals from Ricardo Vaz Te and Mohamed Diame had the champions-elect rattled. However, United showed their credentials as first Antonio Valencia and then Robin van Persie levelled the scores. (Daily Mail)

Fulhaam boss Martin Jol has downplayed rumours that he could table a bid for Frank Lampard in the summer. (Express)

Carlos Tevez came to Manchester City’s rescue with a late goal to keep the title race alive. Just as the champions looked like failing to take advantage of Manchester United’s two dropped points at West Ham, Tevez popped up with a majestic 83rd-minute winner. (Mirror)

Jack Wilshere and Kevin Mirallas have escaped action from the FA after their confrontation at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. (The Times)

The February 14 Youth Coalition, the underground movement that named itself after the date of the uprising in Bahrain two years ago, is stepping up its protests to Sunday’s grand prix. (Guardian)

Stiliyan Petrov says he is lucky to be alive after completing his first year of treatment for leukaemia. The Aston Villa captain was forced to put his playing career on hold when he was diagnosed with the illness last March. (The Sun)