UK Back Pages: Louis van Gaal Slams 'Scandal' Jose Mourinho Rumours

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterFebruary 26, 2016

Manchester Uniteds Dutch manager Louis van Gaal speaks with members of the media during a press conference at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England on February 24, 2016.
The gloom that has been descending on Manchester United lifted a little when they beat Shrewsbury in the FA Cup on Monday, but manager Louis van Gaal remains a man facing problems. United's manager has no margin for error as he attempts to maintain his team's chances of a European trophy when they face Midtjylland at Old Trafford on Thursday.
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Louis van Gaal is not happy. 

The Manchester United manager, who is notoriously prickly with the press, again lashed out amid long-standing rumours that the club will replace him with the currently unemployed Jose Mourinho. 

He fired off about the rumours in the Mirror, calling the constant distraction an "absolute scandal." 

Saturday's Daily Mirror back page:
Scandal#mufc #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/C6omWe2LQh

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 26, 2016

Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard talks to the Telegraph, telling the paper that Liverpool shouldn't underestimate the significance of a League Cup final.

Saturday's Telegraph Sport:
Steven Gerrard on the Capital One Cup Final#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/EQOM0g7iz9

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 26, 2016

In the Times, Liverpool's "revolution" under Jurgen Klopp is profiled. 

Saturday's Times Sport:
Inside the Klopp revolution#tomorrowspaperstoday #BBCPapers pic.twitter.com/7JuJkgqCY9

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 26, 2016

In the Daily Express, Manuel Pellegrini is going to keep the faith in Cup goalkeeper Willy Caballero as opposed to No. 1 Joe Hart in the League Cup final at Wembley. 

Saturday's Daily Express back page:
One Pell of a gamble#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mcfc pic.twitter.com/LbMDX5St2K

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) February 26, 2016