The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City routed defending champion Manchester United 4-1 in English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat Stoke City 3-1 to top the standings.
The French soccer team must fight to regain the respect of fans and the public after ending a World Cup campaign marked by a squad mutiny and the failure to win a single match, players said.
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2013-14 season, the club said on its website.
Robin van Persie scored twice as Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in soccer’s Community Shield to give manager David Moyes his first trophy at the club.
Robin van Persie scored against his former club to help Manchester United beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 to move into first place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Manchester United retained its seven-point lead in soccer’s Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool yesterday, as second-place Manchester City won 2- 0 at 10-man Arsenal.
"I really want to learn from what has happened in the last 2 1/ 2 years, many things have been said and written about me."
- Patrice Evra on Apr 26, 2013