UK Back Pages: Manchester United Land Di Maria, Are Embarrassed in League Cup

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 26, 2014


It was a day of mixed emotions for Manchester United. 

First, the club announced that they had landed their long-rumoured target in Angel Di Maria. Then, they were embarrassingly knocked out of the League Cup 4-0 by the third-tier MK Dons. 

Both of the developments made plenty of headlines. 

Frank Lampard's retirement from international took a back seat to Manchester United. 

The Star led with the shocking Manchester United scoreline along with a bit on Olivier Giroud's injury, which could see him out for an extended period of time. 

Wednesday's Daily Star back page - "Don Four" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #MKDonsVManUtd

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 26, 2014

The Mirror led with Manchester United's new signing posing next to a Corvette (Chevrolet are in their first year of being United's shirt sponsor). 

Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page - "Start the car" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 26, 2014

The Sun simply called United's loss a disaster and ran a piece with Di Maria's revelations that he didn't actually want to leave Real Madrid. 

Tuesday's Sun back page - "DiSaster" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #MKDonsVManUtd

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 26, 2014