From the Back Pages, August 20: Argentina defender Marcos Rojo set to join Manchester United for £16m

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Marcos Rojo will become a Manchester United player and sign a five-year contract, subject to a medical, after the Argentina defender’s complicated third-party contractual position was finally untangled on Tuesday night. (The Guardian)

Malky Mackay was last night offered the Crystal Palace job – and promised significant transfer funds. (The Mirror)

Marco Reus turned down a lucrative move to Manchester United this summer, according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo. (Daily Mail)

Aaron Ramsey was sent off for Arsenal as the Gunners struggled away at Besiktas in their Champions League qualifying first-leg match. (The Express)

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand has backed his former side to win the Premier League title, and dismissed the chances of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. (The Express)

Luis Suarez’s desire to leave Liverpool saved us £10m, claim Barcelona. Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre claims Luis Suarez’s desire to join Catalan club enabled them to negotiate price with Liverpool down from £75m to £65m. (The Telegraph)

Duncan Fletcher has paid heavily for India’s capitulation to England in the Test series, with his board catapulting Ravi Shastri to power above his head for the one-day programme and an unnamed official inviting a letter of resignation. His prospects of seeing out a contract that is due to expire after the World Cup next year appear slim. (The Times)