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Today’s back pages: Man Utd and lucky Ole get a big scare and Real Madrid will target Eriksen then Pochettino

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 26 September

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.

Today’s newspaper back pages

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