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UK Back Pages: Brendan Rodgers' Warning to Rival Louis van Gaal

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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 5, 2014

After Manchester United ousted Liverpool in the International Champions Cup final on Monday night, the mind games quickly began between Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal

Rodgers issued a warning to Van Gaal, letting him know that the English game will be much tougher than he may have expected after United cakewalked through their pre-season schedule. 

That's what the Star leads with, along with Sunderland's capture of Jack Rodwell

Wednesday's Daily Star back page - "You won't know what's hit you" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/VotRTTgMvr

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 5, 2014

The Daily Express also focuses heavily on Rodgers' words. 

Wednesday's Daily Express back page - "You're in for a shock" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/3ZBN1aTGTs

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 5, 2014

The Sun also takes a Manchester United approach but instead leans on the budding relationship between Van Gaal and his star man, Wayne Rooney

Wednesday's Sun back page - "Men Utd" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/Yg8DXO8Lpg

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 5, 2014

The Mirror instead focuses on revelations that Barcelona were interested in Luis Suarez prior to the World Cup. And not without a biting reference, of course.

Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page - "Barca had nibble at Suarez before Brazil" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/oH86D5fpCF

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 5, 2014

 [Nick Sutton]

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