UK Back Pages: An Injury Crisis Is Brewing at Manchester United

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 15, 2014

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Judging by Saturday's back pages on the Premier League's opening day, there's a crisis brewing at Manchester United. 

After Louis van Gaal's press conference confirming how many players will be absent from their opening match at Swansea, the reaction has been anything but subtle. 

The Daily Star cites turmoil in United's ranks. 

 

Saturday's Daily Star back page - "Van's Crisis" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc pic.twitter.com/TXMJIQlBmV

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 15, 2014

 

Daily Express is also very crisis-heavy. 

 

Saturday's Daily Express back page - "United injury crisis" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc pic.twitter.com/ecjj7GECdS

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 15, 2014

The Sun leads with the revelation that van Persie was left in the dark in the captain decision. 

 

Saturday's Sun back page - "Louis van Cruel" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc pic.twitter.com/cxMIUxqbJ2

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 15, 2014

 

The Mirror instead leads with Arsene Wenger's fear that the Gunners could get off to a slow start as a result of how many of his players made deep World Cup runs. 

 

Saturday's Daily Mirror back page - "Arsene..0 Excuses..1" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #afc pic.twitter.com/OuH6tOXmHf

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 15, 2014