Media round-up: Friday, 14th October
By Ric Turner, Fri 14 October 2011 08:29
The midnight soiree between Carlos Tevez and Roberto Mancini dominates today's headlines. The last minute "peace talks" at chez Mancini were said to have been amicable, but ultimately unsuccessful as Tevez refused to apologise for his actions in Munich, according to The Guardian.
The Telegraph, meanwhile, claim that Tevez himself demanded an apology from the manager, which seems a little fanciful. Earlier on in the day it was widely reported that Tevez was forced to train alone at Carrington.
"Big Sam" Allardyce is still delusionally ranting that West Ham are in for Tevez to anyone who will listen, whilst disgraced ex-director Luciano Moggi has warned his former club Juventus to steer clear of the Argentine.
Adam Johnson accepts that squad rotation is inevitable at a big club, and says players have to get used to it. "If there are two games a week and you play in one, you have to be happy with that," said Johnson, whilst Nedum Onuoha and Wayne Bridge looked wistfully on.