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Live BlogRED DEVILS LIVE Updated: 23:18, 28 Feb 2023MANCHESTER UNITED’s takeover is set to be DELAYED until May, according to reports. The Glazers are intent on securing their £6bn asking price for Man Utd. That is despite the latest valuation of United by financial experts. Elsewhere, legend Sir Alex Ferguson has urged the Red Devils to sign another striker to support Marcus Rashford. “He’s in a great vein of form and unfortunately for us he’s the main source of goals” he said. We could do with an extra one, you know. But he’s doing it for us.” CASINO SPECIAL – BEST ONLINE CASINOS FOR 2023 Follow ALL of the latest updates below… Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 22:48Time to go again Erik ten Hag has ordered his players to focus on the games ahead and stop celebrating Sunday’s Carabao Cup win. When asked how he enjoyed himself after the victory, ten Hag said: “No, nothing beyond. Get back to work.” The Dutchman added: “We have great months ahead of us, also great games, and I think everyone wants to play games. The players who form the best teams will play.”  Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 22:10May-Day Manchester United’s takeover is set to be DELAYED until May with the Glazers intent on securing their £6billion valuation, according to reports. A number of bids have been launched for the Old Trafford club in the last fortnight. And according to The Guardian, any takeover is set to be DELAYED until May. The Glazers are intent on securing their £6bn asking price for Man Utd. Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 21:25Team News Erik ten Hag has revealed that Luke Shaw and Fred are doubts for tomorrow’s cup tie against West Ham. The pair have played all the games in United’s incredibly busy February schedule and could get a rest. The Dutchman also confirmed one striker absence. He said: “Anthony Martial is not available and Luke Shaw and Fred are questions for tomorrow.” Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen remain sidelined with long-term injuries. Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 20:49Rad-ical Change Radamel Falcao has been offered a shock transfer that could lead to a new role when his playing career finishes. The Colombian, 37, currently plies his trade in LaLiga with Rayo Vallecano. According to Spanish paper Marca, Malaysian giants Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) want to bring Falcao to Asia. They claim that JDT have offered the former Manchester United and Chelsea striker a two-year deal to compete in the Malaysian Super League. A potential contract would also include a pathway to becoming an ambassador for his new team, as well as the state of Johor, upon his retirement. Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 20:12Man With a Plan Manchester United are planning to make two massive summer transfers – but must sell first. Erik ten Hag looks set to continue the big spending ahead of the 2023-24 season following the expensive arrivals of Antony, Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez last summer. And the Manchester Evening News report high on the wishlist for the upcoming transfer window are Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen. The Red Devils will prioritise a striker following the departures of Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo, while Wout Weghorst is only on loan. Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 19:34Ron Top Cristiano Ronaldo has been announced as the Saudi League Player of the Month for February. The 38-year-old, who joined Al Nassr late last year on a free transfer, enjoyed a fantastic February, scoring eight goals and assisting two in just four games. Ronaldo’s contribution has helped Al Nassr strengthen their bid to end Al Hilal’s three-year dominance. Al Nassr top the Saudi League by two points, with Al Ittihad in second on 41 points. Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 19:00Making His Marc Non-stop scoring, goal against Barcelona, a goal in the Carabao Cup Final. There’s not much that Marcus Rashford can’t do at the moment, and the stats bare out his impressive season. Marcus Rashford is enjoying the best spell of his Man United career Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 18:27Gift of the Gab Manchester United have completed the signing of Gabriele Biancheri from Cardiff City. The 16-year-old forward is one of the most highly-rated wonderkids in the United Kingdom. United beat off competition from other Prem clubs to agree a deal to sign Biancheri last month. But according to the Mail, they were made to wait four weeks for Fifa clearance. Now that paperwork has been sorted, Biancheri has completed his move. Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 17:46Brawl Fine Manchester United and Crystal Palace have been FINED £55,000 for an on-pitch mass brawl which saw Red Devils midfielder Casemiro red-carded. The 20-man touchline confrontation was sparked after Man Utd winger Antony was left on the deck in the second half of the Red Devils’ 2-1 February 4 win. A shoving match ensued and midfielder Casemiro was sent off for grabbing Palace’s Will Hughes’ neck. A statement from the FA read: “Manchester United and Crystal Palace have both been fined £55,000 for a mass confrontation between their players in the 67th minute of a Premier League match on Saturday 4th February. Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 17:17Soft on the Inside Scott Brown believes that football “hard men” like Roy Keane can actually be different in real life. The former Celtic midfielder, who now manages League 1 Fleetwood, was known for his tough-tackling and rough demeanour during his playing days. But he said that the on-pitch behaviour is just a persona. He told the Telegraph: “Look at Jamie Redknapp – the nicest man in football. “And then you look at Roy Keane – probably a horrible man when he played. “I never played against him but I can imagine he was horrible. “Then you go and meet both and Jamie is a lovely man and so is Roy so there is no right way or wrong way.” Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 16:57More Goals Marcus Rashford has been awarded Manchester United’s second goal in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final victory over Newcastle. The England star’s effort deflected off Sven Botman at Wembley and was initially given as an own goal. Rashford’s strike was deemed to be heading off target before looping over debutant Loris Karius. However, the United forward has now been officially credited with the goal following an EFL review. Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 16:09Rashford ‘not indispensable’ to Utd Marcus Rashford has been warned by Paul Parker not to get greedy over new contract talks despite his incredible goalscoring run. Parker told MyBettingSites: “I’m scared that he now thinks he is on top of the world and will be extremely greedy when demanding a huge jump in salary.  “Where would he go if he was to go to another club? Real Madrid is the only club that would be a step up in the hope of a career increase. They don’t want him and they don’t need him.” “So he needs to be very careful when acting like an indispensable player at the club. The graveyard is full of indispensable men, remember that, Marcus.” Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 15:51Not the right Kompany Vincent Kompany joked he cannot bear to congratulate Wout Weghorst on his Carabao Cup win. The striker is on loan from Kompany’s Burnley to Manchester United. But the Clarets manager is a Manchester City legend and he would have preferred the Dutchman won the trophy with someone else. Kompany laughed: “Well done, of course. I was going to phone him but I was 11 years on the other side. “I hope he’s going to make the most of it but it’s a difficult one on a personal level. As many as he wins, the happier we are – but I can’t quite say that, can I?” Kiro Evans28th Feb 2023, 15:27De Big 181 David de Gea was presented with a special shirt after his clean sheet in the Carabao Cup final. The shutout against Newcastle meant it was 181 clean sheets for de Gea, a new club record. He passes Peter Schmeichel who finished his United career with 180 clean sheets. David de Gea has been at United since 2011Credit: Getty Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 15:07United vs City – cash wars Pep Guardiola took a pop at Man Utd after their Carabao Cup win. That’s by claiming they’ve always been expected to land trophies due to their heavy spending. City boss Pep’s no stranger himself to splashing the cash. But which Manchester side has spent more since 2016? Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 14:26Saka ‘better player than Rashford’ Emmanuel Petit insists he’d rather have Bukayo Saka than Marcus Rashford in his football team. The Frenchman told Premier League Odds: “I would love to take both Rashford and Bukayo Saka on my team. Rashford was so miserable last season and he was losing his confidence, but now he is a completely different player and back to perfect standards. He is also very clinical. “Saka however is very important for Arsenal and does great things on the pitch and I love the pair of them. I am a massive fan of Saka and the way he plays – I think he will be the captain of Arsenal in the years to come. “Both players are so important and clinical for their clubs. I think they could compete for the Ballon d’Or, if they keep playing the way they are. But as a Gunner I would stick with Bukayo Saka.” Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 13:57United ideal for Jude Louis Saha reckons Man Utd are perfectly placed to sign Jude Bellingham this summer. He told Betfred: “There’s grounds for a young talent like Jude Bellingham to sit in the midfield, really enjoy the game alongside Casemiro and learn a lot. This team is unbelievable to look at, at the moment.  “Jude’s technical ability, his directness and his energy levels indicate that he has the potential to be the best number eight in Europe. “He’s a huge prospect and his price tag is enormous because he’s so young, but he needs to keep performing the way he has been for Borussia Dortmund. “He’s going to be at the top of the list for every big club, so I hope he doesn’t focus on how big his contract will be or how the structure of his contract is set up. His football should be his main concern at the moment.” Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 12:59Business as usual for Erik Erik ten Hag has told his players to get straight back to work and forget about Carabao Cup celebrations. He said: “Of course, yesterday the players were still enthusiastic and they had to celebrate this moment, but after we settled down, we got back to work and did what we had to do, which was recovery. “Let’s make myself clear: we didn’t win it with 11 players, we did win with a squad and I think the squad during the whole season is so important. “Every time players come in whether it’s for a whole game or minutes, I can count on them and know they will be ready. “Every time they play they take responsibility and it’s about that and you also have to fight for your position. These are great months and great games are ahead of us.” Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 12:33De Gea tribute from teammates Man Utd stars pay tribute to David De Gea after winning the Carabao Cup. The Red Devils took a plane home after beating Newcastle in London. And De Gea was presented with a special jersey bearing the number 181. That’s because United’s 2-0 win was his 181st clean sheet for the club, overtaking Peter Schmeichel’s record of 180. Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 11:28Glazers’ demands ‘hits United shares’ Man Utd’s share prices have reportedly collapsed. That’s because there’s a feeling the Glazers will NOT sell the club. New analysis reckons the Red Devils are worth just £1.3bn – way off the Glazers’ incredible £6bn valuation. And the Financial Times says United’s shares have now dipped by a massive 10 per cent, with the Glazers also considering just minority investment after receiving takeover bid well below their target price. Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 10:29Maguire content with bench role Man Utd captain Harry Maguire holds no hard feelings about dropping down to the bench. He said: “Rapha is playing really well and the manager does like a left-footed centre-back playing, so it’s high competition for places. “This is Manchester United. We want to win trophies, and big trophies, and to do that you need competition for places. “The manager speaks to me daily and he really respects me and believes that I am a top centre-half with all the attributes to play in his team. “But also, he understands that the players who are playing are playing very well — and I understand that, too.” Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 09:30Scholes ‘tough opponent than Keane’ Emmanuel Petit reckons Paul Scholes was the real hard man of Man Utd, NOT Roy Keane. He told Premier League Odds: “Roy Keane wasn’t my toughest opponent – you should probably ask that question to Patrick Viera! “My toughest opponent was Paul Scholes. When we were fighting for the trophy with Manchester United, Paul Scholes was the fiercest competitor on the pitch. “Always the first person to go for the ball and give you a tackle. Me and Patrick Viera also kept a close eye on Paul Scholes – he was a magician.” Anthony Chapman28th Feb 2023, 08:32Fergie gives United transfer hint Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United they need to buy a striker to support Marcus Rashford. Fergie said: I don’t think he’s a striker, he operates really from the left-hand side. “But fantastic. His finishing is always good. He always keeps his shots down, which is really important for a striker. “He’s in a great vein of form and unfortunately for us he’s the main source of goals. We could do with an extra one, you know. But he’s doing it for us.” Dylan Terry28th Feb 2023, 06:07Good morning Man Utd fans Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has written an open letter to fans after winning the Carabao Cup. It reads: “When I arrived at the club, we spoke about the challenge and importance of reuniting this group of players with our amazing fans. “Believe me, this squad knows exactly how important you are. “The bond between the supporters and the team is there for everyone to see and what we experienced together yesterday will only further strengthen that bond. “The atmosphere generated by those of you at Wembley was incredible. “I am proud of my players and staff for their preparation and performances. Yesterday, we saw the required desire, spirit and determination that we must demand of everyone who represents Manchester United. “We set ourselves high standards every day. At Wembley we met those demands and got the reward of our first trophy together. “We know the importance of silverware throughout the history of this great club. We are so happy to bring the trophy back to Old Trafford but we are by no means satisfied and we will not stop here. “Together we have experienced the feeling of what it means to win together for Manchester United. It is truly magnificent and will only make each of us hungrier for more success.” Meanwhile, Man Utd star Casemiro has compared his hunger to win the ball back to him going after food. He told Brazilian media: “People who already know me understand I go after the ball as if it’s a plate of food. “This is my character, that didn’t happen because it was a final or whatever. I attack every ball as if it was the last one. “I celebrate like this because I’m enjoying it here. I left a great club, came to England and people wondered why. Moments like these are the answer. “We all know this is only the beginning, but it doesn’t mean we can’t be happy. “It’s one more trophy for me and I always welcome it, regardless of the competition.” Emillia Hawkins27th Feb 2023, 21:06Mary Earps wins The Best Award Man Utd goalkeeper Mary Earps has picked up the award for FIFA’s The Best Women’s goalkeeper. Credit: EPA

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