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Live BlogRED DEVILS LIVE Updated: 0:26, 4 Mar 2023MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Parker believes that Donny van de Beek has to quit the club to save his stuttering career. Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag has told a hostile Anfield to “bring it on” ahead of United’s huge Premier League encounter against Liverpool. Off the pitch, the Qatari billionaire Sheikh Hamad bin Jaber Al Thani has revealed that he does NOT support the £5billion takeover bid son Sheikh Jassim has offered. And Ten Hag’s secrets to success have been exclusively revealed by SunSport. CASINO SPECIAL – BEST ONLINE CASINOS FOR 2023 Stay up to date with all the latest from Old Trafford… Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 22:05Steve McManaman prediction Liverpool legend Steve McManaman is expecting his former team to beat Manchester United on Sunday. McManaman told Betfred: “I think Liverpool will win and I only say that because they’re at home. I just don’t think they’ll lose at home. If Liverpool have a strong team out at Anfield, then I believe the fans will drag them home to be honest. “When they played Chelsea a few weeks ago, before Chelsea were going through their really strange period, when Liverpool put their team out, people were claiming that it wasn’t strong enough and they still didn’t lose at home. “I never believe that they will lose at Anfield in the Premier League because of the crowd and the magnitude of the game. “I’m not being anti Manchester United or pro Liverpool, but when I see derbies or huge games such as this, I will always favour the home team when the teams are quite close because I know what the atmosphere is like and I know what it’ll be like during the game” Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 21:44Jude Bellingham’s price Real Madrid want to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham but are unwilling to stump up £130million, according to ABC. This is a big boost to Manchester United, who also hold an interest in Bellingham. United are set to rival any bids for the midfielder and their chances of landing the him could be boosted if a takeover is completed soon. Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in the England international Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 21:18Mason’s England block Manchester United player Mason Greenwood will never again be selected for England by manager Gareth Southgate, The Sun understands. Greenwood is waiting to hear if United will re-integrate him after charges of attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour were dropped last month. A source said: “He is clinging to the hope of playing again at the highest level. “But Southgate places a great deal of importance on not only a player’s talent, but how the squad gels” Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 20:30Alan Smith injury revelation Manchester United hero Alan Smith revealed he struggles to walk 17 years after Liverpool legend John Arne Riise’s tackle broke his leg. Smith told the Mirror: “The injury made me a better person after doing so well so young. I learnt at any time, football can be over. I am lucky through sheer grit and determination I carried on playing. “The good people I met lower down the leagues probably drove me on to stay in football longer. But by the end, the day-to-day training was doing more harm than good. “I couldn’t compete at a level I felt I could easily before. I get out of bed and can’t walk properly, my ankle is stiff all the time. “I went for a run in the summer and managed to do a couple of miles but stopped and started walking because my ankle was hurting. I went back last month and the surgeon said, ‘I don’t want you doing any straight-line running’, just because it will damage the joint. “It is always difficult to walk away but when you see someone and they don’t want you running, you know it is the right decision. I have no regrets. For me, I see retiring early being the easy option” Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 19:52Vidic’s toughest opponents Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic named the four toughest attackers he faced during his Premier League career. Vidic revealed Liverpool and Tottenham hero Peter Crouch posed as a major challenge. The former centre-back also mentioned Chelsea legend Didier Drogba thanks to his lethal combination of strength and intelligence. The Serbian’s watchlist finished with Manchester City hero Sergio Aguero and ex-Reds star Luis Suarez Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 19:11Kick in the Butt Manchester United legend Nicky Butt revealed he left Old Trafford because he “couldn’t stand” being behind the likes of Kleberson and Eric Djemba-Djemba in the pecking order. Butt told The Daily Mail: “[Paul] Scholes and [Roy] Keane were better than me but I always played in the big games because we would play a three in midfield. So I was okay. Not always dead happy but okay. “But I truly couldn’t stand players who were not as good as me playing instead of me, Kleberson and Djemba-Djemba. “Just because they had been bought. I couldn’t have it so I left. But it was hard” Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 18:44Liverpool vs Man Utd preview Manchester United visit rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday for a crucial Premier League derby. The Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp will be without Thiago Alcantara (hip) Luiz Diaz (knee), Arthur (quad) and Calvin Ramsay (knee). Joe Gomez and Naby Keita are a doubt after missing Wednesday’s win over Wolves with respective knocks. But Klopp has had Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk back at his disposal. United manager Erik ten Hag, on the other hand, will be without Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek due to an ankle and knee injury respectively. Anthony Martial is unlikely to be fit as he is still dealing with a hip injury. Ten Hag also has minor doubts over Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho, who missed Wednesday’s FA Cup win over West Ham with a knock and illness respectively Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 18:28Paying the penalty Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left stunned after learning of his team’s lengthy run without a penalty ahead of their clash against Manchester United. The Reds welcome United at Anfield on Sunday with Klopp’s side looking to close the gap to the top four but one stat working against the Merseysiders is their run of 32 games without a pen. Liverpool were last awarded a spot-kick against Watford last April, and they have had 1,138 touches in the penalty box since their last spot-kick, according to Opta. The German tactician was informed of the stat in his pre-match press conference. He responded with surprise saying: “We still have the second most possession, the second most shots on goal. Stats wise we are up there so we are very often in the opposition box, I have no clue how that could happen. “There are so many strange decisions where you think, ‘wow, how is that possible’. But to not get a penalty for that long a time is funny.” Credit: Getty Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 18:05Not Gunner happen Manchester United legend Gary Neville has agreed to a funny bet with an Arsenal fan. Neville remained adamant for months that second-placed Manchester City would eventually overtake the Gunners and clinch a third-successive title. Now the Sky Sports pundit has agreed to a bet on social media that will see him wear a Gunners jersey labelled “champions” if the North Londoners do go all the way. The Twitter user had originally posted that he wanted the 48-year-old to “shave his head bald on the Emirates pitch on the last day of the season for charity” if they win it. That did not appeal to Neville, who instead offered an alternative by saying: “I will wear an Arsenal shirt saying champions for you my friend!” The ex-England international then revealed that a punishment lays in store for the Gooner if Arsenal falter, as he added: “But if you lose it you all grovel on here and say ‘Sorry Gary’” Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 17:44Hectic FA Cup Fans are salivating over an epic schedule for Sunday March 19 as TV scheduling for the FA Cup quarter-finals topped off a whopping fixture list. Manchester United will round off the four ties against Fulham on a day already packed with elite league matches across Europe. Manchester City will host Burnley in the only FA Cup last-eight tie on Saturday March 18. Then Sheffield United open the Sunday action against Blackburn at noon, before Brighton meet giantkillers Grimsby and United play at 4.30pm Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 17:15Man Utd takeover latest Manchester United suitors are still waiting to hear if their bids for the club have been successful. According to Sky Sports, the interested parties have not been told what the next stages of the process are. Bids were made from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the US and from club fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe. The Glazers have initially set a prize of £6billion for United Credit: Getty Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 16:56Erik ten Hag warning Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has told a hostile Anfield to “bring it on” ahead of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool. Ten Hag said: “I know these players, my squad, my team, will be prepared to go there and fight and to go there with confidence. “We know it’s going to be difficult, we know we will have to suffer and we will have to sacrifice to get a good result. “I look forward to Sunday and I’m really going to enjoy this.” Kostas Lianos3rd Mar 2023, 16:26Van de Beek advice Manchester United’s struggling ace Donny van de Beek has been urged to quit this summer and return to the Netherlands by Red Devils hero Paul Parker. Parker told SoccerNews: “Even though it’s his old manager that sold him to Man United, I think [Erik] Ten Hag knows it’s not going to work out for him. “I think he was used the wrong way under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he arrived at a bad time due to Covid. “He might need to go back to Holland and revitalise his career. I don’t see him fitting into a Man United midfield now” Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 16:05KICK IN THE BUTT Nicky Butt has revealed that he left Man United because he “couldn’t stand” being behind Kleberson and Eric Djemba-Djemba in the pecking order. The former Red Devil left the club for Newcastle in 2004 with the belief that he should have been playing ahead of the duo. He told The Daily Mail: “[Paul] Scholes and [Roy] Keane were better than me but I always played in the big games because we would play a three in midfield. “So I was okay. Not always dead happy but okay. “But I truly couldn’t stand players who were not as good as me playing instead of me, Kleberson and Djemba-Djemba. “Just because they had been bought. I couldn’t have it so I left. But it was hard.” Credit: PA:Empics Sport Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 15:45Sevilla ‘interested’ in United star LaLiga side Sevilla are ‘interested’ in signing Man United midfielder Donny van der Beek, according to Fichajes. The Dutchman has failed to live up to expectations since joining the club from Ajax. He is currently sidelined for the remainder of the season with an injury. Van der Beek is among a list of fringe players that could leave Old Trafford in the summer. Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 15:25Ten Hag best for Garnacho Stan Collymore has insisted that Alejandro Garnacho needs to have his game time “properly” managed to help his development. He said on CaughtOffside: “The most important thing for him over the next few years will be having his game time properly managed and there’s no manager better for that than Ten Hag. “The player himself probably won’t be aware, but I guarantee you Ten Hag and his coaching staff will already have a plan in place for the youngster. “They’d have had conversations about giving him minutes in this game, withdrawing him for that game etc. “That kind of management will serve him very well because long gone are the days of just chucking a player in and expecting them to play 20 or 25 games.” Credit: Alamy Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 14:50More from Neville The former Man United star has also admitted his concern over rumours that the club’s owners are undecided on selling the club. Gary Neville, speaking on The Overlap In Focus, in partnership with Sky Bet: “I am concerned about the rumours that some of the Glazer family don’t want to sell. “One of the rumours we heard about before Christmas was that they were going to stay, and try and find ‘strategic investment’, which is something FSG have mentioned at Liverpool. “That means you buy part of the family out, you leave Joel and Avi Glazer in, but Joel and Avi will retain control of the club. That’s a nightmare scenario.  “I would advise any investor who’s coming in, wanting to take a minority stake and leave Joel and Avi in – they will be very unpopular people and their brand will be damaged enormously because the fans are not going to accept it.”  Credit: Getty Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 14:30Neville doubts United’s quadruple credentials Gary Neville has downplayed Man United’s chances of completing the quadruple this season. Following the Carabao Cup victory, United are still fighting for the FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League. Neville told Sky Sports: “I feel myself that they are not going to win the title. “I think so. If you said to me top four and Carabao Cup, I would say that’s a very successful season for Erik ten Hag and we shouldn’t lose sight of that. “I wouldn’t put it past them to win another trophy. The FA Cup is a lot easier than it looked a few weeks ago. The momentum is with them and momentum is big in football, especially at this time of the season.”   Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 14:00United ‘more than Rashford’ Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has insisted that Man United are not a one-man team reliant on Marcus Rashford. He said: “He’s a player that has a got a lot of players in his arsenal, but it’s more of a team effort. “It’s not going to be a one-on-one thing. “They have a lot more than just Marcus Rashford going forward, and it’s going to be a lot more than just me defending. “It’s a team thing, and as long as the team wins on Sunday then that’s all I’m really bothered about.” Credit: Getty Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 13:35Ten Hag team update Man United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed that he expects more than one player back in his squad for the game against Liverpool. He said: “I think we will have players back. “Yesterday Luke Shaw was not available, so we expect him back. “Sancho was ill, but we will have to wait and see how that develops but I think [he could be available] as well.” Credit: Getty Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 13:05Lescott also backing Liverpool Former Man City defender Joleon Lescott has joined Steve McManaman in predicting Liverpool to beat Man United. In his LiveScore column, Lescott wrote: “I’m still backing the Merseysiders to stop their bitter rivals in their tracks on Sunday. “The Red Devils are without a win in their last seven trips there but the pair’s respective league positions, coupled with United’s recent cup success, means Erik ten Hag’s men will expect to leave with three points. “For all their improvements, it’s a squad that’s not used to challenging on four fronts in recent seasons so to expect them to maintain that is a big ask. “The magnitude of this fixture means form plays less of a part and that’s why I wouldn’t count Liverpool out.” Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 12:45Sabitzer ‘wants’ United stay January loan signing Marcel Sabitzer reportedly wants to stay at Man United beyond his loan spell from Bayern Munich. The midfielder is happy at the club and, according to BILD, is hoping he can sign a permanent contract with the club this summer. However, United will have the final say on whether or not they want to keep him and then will have to agree a deal with Bayern. Credit: Alamy Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 12:10TV GRILLING Mason Greenwood could be ‘exposed’ to a grilling in a TV interview if Manchester United reintroduce him to their first-team squad. He could face a TV interview as part of a “phased approach” to his comeback, according to a report in The Athletic. Sources told the outlet: “Under the scenario Greenwood stays, United would be likely to follow a phased process, taking into account the sentiment of fan groups, sponsors and the women’s team at differing stages. “It would include encouraging Greenwood to receive a form of counselling or therapy, ahead of a possible broader rehabilitation. “It has also been suggested that such an approach may also include exposing Greenwood to a television interview in which he is challenged on the events that have taken him to this point.” Full story here Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 11:45United ‘only option’ for Kane Gary Neville thinks that Harry Kane must leave Tottenham now, insisting the only transfer possible is to Manchester United. He told Sky Sports: “Harry Kane is going to want to win trophies, I think. “It’s whether he sees it as being a case whereby he commits to Tottenham for his last five years and he does what some players have done. “Matt Le Tissier did it at Southampton. Other players have done it in the past who have played for England, where they’ve committed to a club because they love the club and they look after them. But if Harry is going to leave, I think now is the moment. “He is a wonderful player, he’s a great professional, and I think if Harry Kane could leave now, and you could get him an exit out of there to a club in Manchester probably, United or City, I think he would take that opportunity. “Tottenham fans will be furious with me, they’ll say it’s me coming on television trying to get their player to Manchester United. It’s not. It just looks to me at this moment in time the most likely move.” Credit: Reuters Henry Tomlinson3rd Mar 2023, 11:05United star must quit club Man United legend Paul Parker believes that Donny van der Beek should quit the club in order to save his stuttering career. He told SoccerNews: “Even though it’s his old manager that sold him to Man United, I think Ten Hag knows it’s not going to work out for him. “I think he was used the wrong way under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he arrived at a bad time due to Covid. “He might need to go back to Holland and revitalise his career. I don’t see him fitting into a Man United midfield now.” Credit: Getty

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