United saved by penalties
Manchester United are through to the Carabao Cup fourth round but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed penalties to beat Rochdale.
Metro reports that under-pressure United boss Solskjaer was given a “big scare” by the League Two outfit and the Daily Mail adds it was a “lucky” result for the Red Devils on a flat night at Old Trafford.
Mason Greenwood, 17, put United ahead on 68 minutes before 16-year-old Luke Matheson levelled for Rochdale with 14 minutes remaining. The match went to spot kicks with United progressing 5-3 in the shoot-out.
United will now travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the fourth round.
Carabao Cup fourth round draw
- Everton vs. Watford
- Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Manchester City vs. Southampton
- Burton vs. Leicester
- Crawley vs. Colchester
- Chelsea vs. Manchester United
- Oxford vs. Sunderland
- Liverpool vs. Arsenal
Real eye double raid on Tottenham
The Daily Mirror reports that Real Madrid are aiming to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen on a pre-contract in January.
Danish playmaker Eriksen is out of contract next summer and will be able to leave Spurs on a free transfer.
The Mirror adds that once the Spanish giants get Eriksen they will follow up with a move for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.