Good morning. Our biggest story of the day comes from the Mirror, who have flagged as EXCLUSIVE their report that:
Manchester United will ditch Louis van Gaal this summer - even if he leads them to FA Cup glory. Winning the FA Cup will not be enough to save Van Gaal, as United are preparing an exit strategy for him and a succession plan involving Jose Mourinho.
That's Jose Mourinho taking over as manager, we assume. Not Jose Mourinho driving him to the airport. Anyway, the interesting point about this story is buried down the bottom, with the claim that:
Opposition to the Special One's appointment, from Ferguson and fellow club legend Sir Bobby Charlton, is understood to have eased with senior figures now accepting the need for change if United are to progress.
Adults acting like adults. What a thing to be surprised at.
Elsewhere, there's slim pickings. The Telegraph reckon that Michael Carrick's off to Everton on a free at the end of the season, presumably to step into the Alarmingly Pale, Painfully Slow, Still Just About Useful role currently filled by Gareth Barry.
And finally, back to the Mirror, who report that Marcus Rashford won't be going to the Euros despite being obviously superior to Wayne Rooney. Roy Hodgson's going to stick with experience. Seems sensible, Roy. Seems like the sensible thing to do. Hooray for sensible.