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

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 5, 2014

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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

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