Gossip column: Mourinho, Pogba, McClaren, Lescott

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Manchester United could appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager before their next league game at home to Arsenal on 28 February. (Sun)external-link

Current Old Trafford manager Louis van Gaal has taken a short-term lease on a house over fears he might be sacked. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City's chances of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, have been boosted after financial restrictions forced Barcelona to pull out of an £85m deal to sign the France international. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Monday's Sun back page focuses on north London title rivals Arsenal and Spurs

Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has denied claims that the player had his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has said he had to convince the club's board to sign 31-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger last summer. (Manchester United website)external-link

David Moyes has warned his successor as Manchester United boss Van Gaal that failure to qualify for the Champions League will not be accepted by the club. (Sky Sports)external-link

Chelsea skipper John Terry has refused to be ruled out of the club's Champions League tie at Paris St-Germain on Tuesday despite limping off with a hamstring injury in the 5-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday. (Sun)external-link

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, could face a Football Association charge after an off-the-ball kick at Everton midfielder James McCarthy in the Baggies' 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Newcastle might sack manager Steve McClaren because owner Mike Ashley does not want to risk being relegated. (Bleacher Report)external-link

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the current Aston Villa side are the worst Premier League team he has ever seen. (Sky Sports)external-link

Xherdan Shaqiri has compared his Stoke team-mate Giannelli Imbula, 23, to former France midfielder Patrick Vieira. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Joleon Lescott enraged Aston Villa fans by tweetingexternal-link a picture of a Mercedes car after the 6-0 defeat to Liverpool. He later apologisedexternal-link and said the tweet was sent by accident while he was driving.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi, 20, laughed aboutexternal-link his close encounter with a fan after scoring in the 6-0 win over Aston Villa.

Divock Origi mentioned his close encounter with a Liverpool fan on TwitterDivock Origi gets a kiss from a Liverpool fan after scoring for Liverpool

Manchester United forward Memphis Depay took his devotion to his girlfriend to another level and wore a jacket with a portrait of her on the back. (Instagram)external-link

Alexis Sanchez shared a picture from the victorious Arsenal dressing room after the Gunners' victory over Leicester, calling his team-mates "my family". (Instagram)external-link

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen posted on Instagramexternal-link to say scoring the winner against Manchester City was the "best birthday present".

You can't help but feel sorry for this Aston Villa fan who tweetedexternal-link to say he had travelled from Australia to see his side get thrashed on Sunday.

Steve Ladgrove
At least he saw a lot of goals...

And finally

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and his brother Mansour were abused by revellers at a London night club.(Manchester Evening News)external-link