UK Back Pages: Manchester United Are Destroyed for Another Poor Showing

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterFebruary 13, 2016

Manchester United's captain Wayne Rooney stands dejected as Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri celebrates his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Manchester United at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Scott Heppell/Associated Press

That doom-and-gloom feeling has returned at Manchester United after the Red Devils endured another woeful performance and fell to Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light. 

With United now six points adrift from fourth place and all four of the teams in the top four yet to play this weekend, it's looking increasingly unlikely Manchester United will return to UEFA Champions League football. 

As a result, the pressure is continuing to mount on under-fire manager Louis van Gaal. 

He's "doomed" in Mail on Sunday: 

Mail on Sunday back page:
I'm doomed#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 13, 2016

In the Mirror, Van Gaal concedes that a top-four spot is out of reach. It also relays word that Leicester City's players will get a whopping £1 million party in Las Vegas if they win the Premier League: 

And here's the back page for Sunday's paper #MUFC #LCFC #MCFC #AFC #CFC

— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) February 13, 2016

Manchester United are "Roo-bish" in the Daily Star. Van Gaal and Wayne Rooney both vented their frustrations as they hit another low in a season of many of them. It also reports that China are interested in luring Marouane Fellaini away from the Premier League:

Daily Star Sunday back page:
Roo-bish!#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 13, 2016

They're "just not good enough" in Daily Express:

Sunday Express back page:
"We're just not good enough"#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 13, 2016

The Daily Mail dubs Manchester United "Fallen Idols": 

Mail on Sunday Sport:
Fallen Idols#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 13, 2016