Regional Paper Talk
Last Updated: 19/02/20 3:01pm
A round-up of the top stories and gossip making the back pages of the regional newspapers.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Paul Pogba is a 'great person' who can still help Manchester United with his ability and personality this season, according to midfield teammate Fred.
Paul Scholes is not convinced that Anthony Martial is a natural striking option for Manchester United, despite his goal against Chelsea on Monday night.
Manchester United loanee Marcos Rojo has revealed how Jose Mourinho once had to intervene to prevent an argument between the Argentine and Zlatan Ibrahimovic from boiling over.
Pep Guardiola has no intention to leave Manchester City and will fulfill his contract with the Blues in the wake of the club's ban from the Champions League, his agent Josep Maria Orobitg has claimed.
Ex-Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o believes Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez has all the qualities required to win the Ballon d'Or.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Tottenham double-winner Cliff Jones says Jimmy Greaves "saved his life" and has called for his former teammate to be knighted.
David Luiz insists he still has "a lot of admiration" for Unai Emery, even after the sacked manager questioned the attitude of some Arsenal players during his time at the club.
Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano has said he will make a decision on his future at the end of the season having been made aware of interest in him.
Former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann believes Liverpool will match Arsenal's 'invincibles' season but argues that his side would beat the Reds.
The parents of Jeremy Doku have claimed the young Anderlecht star nearly signed for Liverpool in 2018.
Former RB Salzburg coach Peter Zeidler has revealed how Liverpool's January signing Takumi Minamino has developed from a 'little shy deer'.
Jill Scott will make history next month when she becomes the first female inductee into Sunderland's Hall of Fame.
Sunderland are monitoring Stanley Asomugha after taking the West Brom youngster on a trial basis.
Chris Brunt has revealed that he has no immediate plans to retire, as he enters the final few months of his West Brom contract.
Robert Huth will start his coaching career as defensive expert for Germany U21s.
Stoke City newcomer Tashan Oakley-Boothe has revealed that leaving Tottenham wasn't as tough as he anticipated.
THE DAILY ECHO
Shane Long declared he's happy to continue sacrificing himself for Southampton - as long as Danny Ings continues to bang the goals in.
Captains of both Watford and Watford Ladies Troy Deeney and Helen Ward have been named as patrons of the club's LGBT fan group, Proud Hornets.
Former Bournemouth goalkeeper Jordan Holmes admitted it was a "bit of a culture shock" after he left Vitality Stadium to get regular game time in non-league.
Alexis Mac Allister is ready to handle the expectation of excited Brighton fans.
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has turned down two different approaches to buy the club in recent months.
Efe Ambrose insists he has no regrets over his move to Derby County last season.
Cyrus Christie says he was denied a move to a Champions League club during his time at Derby County.
The latest player to be linked with a move to Derby County is Crewe Alexandra star Perry Ng.
Highly-rated defender Jordan Gabriel has signed a new deal with Nottingham Forest.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Josh Magennis believes that Hull City's new wide duo of Marcus Maddison and Mallik Wilks will allow him to score more goals.
THE PINK UN
Tim Krul is in no mood to consider his personal future amid a Premier League survival scrap - but the Dutchman is happy with life as a Norwich City player.
Ipswich Town have lost highly-regarded youth coach Chris Hogg to Newcastle United.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Leon Balogun says he's been pleasantly surprised at the team spirit he's found at Wigan Athletic despite the club's precarious league position.
Joey Barton says versatility is key for players who want to be in his squad at Fleetwood Town.
Chris Wilder has revealed he wants Sheffield United to be in an 'established' position in the Premier League when his remarkable reign at the club finally comes to an end.
Sheffield United will focus their efforts on agreeing new contracts with four members of Chris Wilder's first-team squad as the Premier League club looks to build upon its amazing start to the season.
Ex-Rangers striker Kevin Kyle reckons Boli Bolingoli is finished at Celtic.