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MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Parker believes that Donny van de Beek 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.

And Qatari billionaire, Sheikh Hamad bin Jaber Al Thani has revealed that he does NOT support the £5billion takeover bid son Sheikh Jassim has offered.


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  • Henry Tomlinson

    More 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.” 

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Neville 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.”  

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    United '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.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Ten 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."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Lescott 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 Tomlinson

    Sabitzer '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.

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    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 Tomlinson

    United '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."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    United 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.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    McManaman predicts United defeat

    Steve McManaman is expecting Liverpool to beat Man United on Sunday.

    He 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."

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    Real Madrid want to sign Jude Bellingham but are unwilling to stump up £130million to land the midfielder, according to  Spanish newspaper ABC.

    This is a big boost to Man United, who also hold an interest in the England international.

    United are set to rival any bids for Bellingham, however and their chances of landing the midfielder could be boosted if a takeover is completed soon.

    Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City are also interested in the midfielder.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Bidders still waiting

    Potential new owners of Man United are still waiting to hear if their bids for the club have been successful, according to Sky Sports.

    Bids were made from the club from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the USA and from club fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

    However, the report says they have not been told what the next stages of the process are.

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Van Dijk on facing United

    Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk believes that his side need their fans behind them when they take on Man United on Sunday.

    He said: "I think we need a big atmosphere on Sunday.

    "I think today obviously it was quite nervous and hopefully on Sunday we can get everyone in their best – including us, because we obviously have to do the hard work on the pitch against an in-form Man United.

    "So, we will recover now and we will be ready for Sunday of course."

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Rashford the best

    Marcus Rashford is “arguably” the best player in the world right now ahead of the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, says a Scottish striking legend Kris Boyd.

    The 25-year-old Manchester United star has been the scourge of defenders across Europe with his exploits for United both domestically and in the Europa League.

    Boyd said: “You could see there were talented footballers at the club that is wasn't going to happen for them and I think Marcus Rashford was potentially going to fall into that trap.

    “But I tell you what, he's arguably the best player in the world at this moment in time. He's been unstoppable.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    United still 'monitoring' Abraham

    Man United are reportedly still keeping tabs on former Chelsea star Tammy Abraham.

    The English striker has been impressing since joining Serie A side Roma.

    However, the Italian club have now slapped a £67million price tag on his head, according to inews.

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  • Kealan Hughes

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Manchester United officially have the Premier League's biggest wage bill, which is up a staggering 45 per cent from back in 2017.

    United spend £384million a year on salaries for their players and staff, that's £18m more than nearest rivals Liverpool and £178m more than Arsenal.

    And the Red Devils’ takeover is set to be delayed until May with the Glazers intent on securing their £6billion valuation.

    Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe both offered a maximum bid of £4.5bn.

    According to The Guardian, any takeover is set to be delayed until May as the six Glazer siblings can’t agree on the next stage.

    Avram Glazer, Kevin Glazer, Bryan Glazer, Joel Glazer, Edward Glazer, and Darcie S. Glazer Kassewitz have their own plans for United.

    They are split over whether to sell up and leave or retain a minority stake.

    Meanwhile, the father of Qatari billionaire Sheikh Jassim, who has made an offer to buy United, does not support the bid.

    Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani said: “I am not a football fan.

    “I don’t like this investment. Maybe it will work well. But you know, some of my sons like this, they always discuss it with me. They’re pushing hard. This isn’t my speciality.

    “Let me put it like this: I am an investor. If it will one day be a good investment, I will think about it. I will not look at it as something you do just as an advertisement.”

    Finally, Real Madrid have put a move for Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham on hold which will boost United's transfer hopes.

    Bellingham has also attracted interest from the Red Devils’ Premier League rivals Liverpool as well as Chelsea.

    But Real have now cooled their interest in the star midfielder, according to AS.

    The report claims that the stop in interest is because of the delay to Dortmund's meeting to establish what the England international's future will be.

    It has been suggested that Los Blancos would be willing to wait until the summer of 2024 to sign him when he could cost less money, as he would only have a year left on his deal.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Declan Rice warning

    Manchester United legend Roy Keane has warned his former club that West Ham star Declan Rice doesn’t match the best midfielders in the Premier League yet.

    Keane said: “He has first got to focus on West Ham and doing well for the rest of the season.

    “But I don’t think he has been great this season, I don’t think he has kicked on for all the talk there has been about him – he needs to do a lot more.

    “He doesn’t score enough goals or get enough assists. I have been a fan of him, he is always fit, but I just want a little bit more from him.

    “There is talk of him leaving for big money and competing with teams for trophies, and he needs to do a lot more, it is as simple as that.

    “Sometimes I see him play at West Ham, and he goes through the motions and he needs to do a lot more to match the top midfielders in the country”

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    Taste for it

    Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed that a dressing-room conversation he overheard was the most pleasing thing from Wembley.

    Ten Hag said: “l am delighted that we have our first trophy together, but all our efforts now must be on making sure that it is not the last.

    “Now that we all have a taste of success together, the aim is to make sure it is on the menu again soon.

    “What perhaps pleased me the most on Sunday was to see and hear all the players saying the same thing in the dressing room.

    "They are not happy to ease up now that they have won a trophy and they are more determined than ever to keep winning more and more”

  • Kostas Lianos

    How about dad?

    The father of Qatari billionaire Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who has made an offer to buy Manchester United, does not support the bid.

    Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani said: “I am not a football fan.

    “I don’t like this investment. Maybe it will work well. But you know, some of my sons like this, they always discuss it with me. They’re pushing hard. This isn’t my speciality.

    “Let me put it like this: I am an investor. If it will one day be a good investment, I will think about it. I will not look at it as something you do just as an advertisement”

  • Kostas Lianos

    More on Ince

    Brian McClair continued: "I always paid attention, it wasn't that difficult. It was always, 'Where the f***ing hell was that?'

    "'Incey that's your f*****g man.' 'No it's not my f*****g man, it's your f*****g man.'

    "And then there would be an argument about it and next time it would be, 'Just you just f*****g mark!' Whether it was me, Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce or someone else in the team.

    "We were all encouraged that the information was there and you couldn't continue to let it happen.

    "Paul ended up marking no one – he couldn't remember or pay enough attention because he was too busy trying to be the last man on the pitch"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Paul Ince routine

    Manchester United legend Paul Ince had an "obsessive" pre-match routine that landed him in trouble with Sir Alex Ferguson and prompted X-rated bust-ups on the pitch.

    Ince's fellow United star Brian McClair revealed on his new Life With Brian podcast: "Sometimes the information had already been imparted and it was down to the ones who could remember to remind the ones whose concentration and memory wasn't so good.

    "For example when Paul Ince was playing in the team, Paul would spend more time trying to be the last player to leave the dressing room and the last player to walk on to the pitch.

    "He wouldn't put his strip on until he got into the tunnel. This was his whole focus. The last thing the manager would say before we left the dressing room was one last look at the graphics regarding defending set pieces.

    "And you could almost guarantee every single game, we'd lose a corner early on and there would be a f***ing mess-up in the box and guaranteed that mess-up was because Incey wasn't where he was supposed to be"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Gary Neville criticism

    Manchester United hero Gary Neville criticised Arsenal fans for their “desperate” celebrations.

    Neville told The Overlap: “We have this little [WhatsApp] group on Sky and obviously they know that I’ve nailed my colours to the mast that [Manchester] City are going to win the league and I’ve been getting a lot of stick from Arsenal fans.

    “But after the [Aston] Villa game I got on the group [and there were messages saying] ‘unbelievable win for Arsenal’ and I replied: ‘It’s all too desperate, too much emotion too early.’

    “I think I’ll be right at the end of the season but I might not be – and it sounds daft but emotion in football when you’re playing and you’re that desperate and you celebrate that much, and you’ve still got half the race to go almost, it’s not a good thing.

    “You ordinarily don’t celebrate that hard. So after the Villa game, I could understand how big a moment it was, and actually to be fair I didn’t say this publicly, but I thought, ‘That’s quite desperate quite early’.

    “The emotion is something that is a negative, it’s not a positive in a title race, for me, honestly. You’re right to be worried [about emotional fatigue]”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Abraham transfer war

    Roma star Tammy Abraham is being lined up for a £40million return to the Premier League.

    And it is Aston Villa who are ready to rival Manchester United for Abraham's signature.

    According to Forza Roma, the striker could be returning home to Villa where he played on loan while still with Chelsea.

    The Villans are on the hunt for a powerful centre-forward after selling Danny Ings to West Ham in January.

    And manager Unai Emery is a big fan of the England international

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Bellingham transfer boost

    Real Madrid have put a move for Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham on hold which will boost Manchester United's transfer hopes.

    Bellingham has also attracted interest from United's Premier League rivals Liverpool as well as Chelsea.

    But Real have now cooled their interest in the midfielder, according to AS.

    The report claims that the stop in interest is because of the delay to Dortmund's meeting to establish what the England international's future would be.

    It has been suggested that Los Blancos would be willing to wait until the summer of 2024 to sign him when he could cost less money, as he would only have a year left on his contract

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    Ron the way

    Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi is wanted by Al-Ittihad shortly after Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo joined Saudi rivals Al-Nassr.

    According to Marca, the Saudi Pro League giants want to offer Messi a contract worth £78million per year on a two-year deal.

    The report adds talks may have already begun between representatives from both sides.

    However, this deal is of a far lower value than what Al-Nassr currently pay Ronaldo in the Middle East.

    The 38-year-old joined the club in December after his contract at Old Trafford was ripped up following his bombshell interview

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