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Today’s back pages: England throw it away and Man Utd move for Maddison

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 4 June

World Cup favourites drop the ball

England captain Eoin Morgan was not happy with his side’s fielding display in the Cricket World Cup loss against Pakistan yesterday.

The tournament favourites fell to a 14-run defeat at Trent Bridge despite Joe Root and Jos Buttler scoring centuries.

Morgan slammed his team as they “threw it away”, the Daily Express reports. While the Daily Mail says England “drop the ball” as errors handed Pakistan the win.

United target Maddison

Leicester City playmaker James Maddison is a priority target for Manchester United, the Independent reports. No official bid has been made for the 22-year-old, but United are in pole position to sign him.

Origi to hold talks

The Daily Star says that Liverpool striker Divock Origi will sit down for talks with the club over a new long-term contract. The 24-year-old Belgian scored in Saturday’s Champions League final win over Tottenham.

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