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PAUL POGBA will leave Manchester United in summer provided an agreement can be reached, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The midfielder came close to netting in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool, but was denied late on by Reds stopper Alisson.

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  • Joshua Jones

    BRU BEGINNINGS

    Bruno Fernandes is keeping positive despite a disappointing performance at Anfield.

    The playmaker was off the pace in the goalless draw but took to Instagram with a philosophical message.

    He wrote: “One day when you look back, you will see that the most beautiful days were the ones you fought for.”

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  • Joshua Jones

    FERGIE FAVOURITE

    Sir Alex Ferguson has officially joined the Kieran Tierney fan club.

    Arsenal's Scottish left-back has been one of the Gunners' standout players this season – and Ferguson is impressed.

    And the ex-United boss admits fitting both Tierney and Andy Robertson into the team is a conundrum for Scotland chief Steve Clarke.

    Fergie said: "I do think Scotland have some very good midfield players, and I’m not sure how they’re gonna play Robertson and Tierney in the same team.

    "I know there were some situations where they played Tierney as the third centre-back, but the form of Tierney since he’s gone to Arsenal has been phenomenal.”

  • Joshua Jones

    DOUBLE TROUBLE

    Gary Neville believes United are two key signings away from having a title-winning team.

    The Red Devils top the Premier League table after Sunday's goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

    He said on The Gary Neville Podcast: "I look at this game and think where can you go from being [challengers] to being title winners.

    "One thing would be that Manchester United need to push up the pitch a bit more, to be up in the game a little bit more.

    "So a centre-back that gets them up the pitch that extra 10 yards and maybe that right-winger.

    “We know that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted that right-wing position filled in the summer, he didn’t get it, and it’s just posing a little bit of a problem. 

    "Manchester United just need that little bit of belief, couple of extra players, they’re not as far away as it looks if Liverpool and Manchester City stay at this standard."

  • Joshua Jones

    JESS THE TICKET

    Sheffield United are reportedly confident of signing Jesse Lingard on loan.

    Chris Wilder wants the Manchester United playmaker to bolster the Blades' bid to beat the drop.

    Lingard has not featured in the Premier League this season and could be allowed to depart Old Trafford.

    The 28-year-old has been reassured by his camp that joining the Blades will not affect his chances of a permanent exit from Old Trafford this summer, according to The Star.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOODBYE LIONESSES

    Phil Neville has quit as England women's manager and looks set to take over at Inter Miami.

    The ex-Manchester United man took over in January 2018 and was scheduled to depart after the 2021 Euros – but they have now been delayed.

    He will be replaced by Sarina Wiegman when she leaves her role with the Netherlands after the Olympics while the FA scramble to find an interim boss, who would likely take charge of the Team GB side in Tokyo.

    Neville said: “It has been an honour to manage England and I have enjoyed three of the best years of my career with The FA and the Lionesses.

    “The players who wear the England shirt are some of the most talented and dedicated athletes I have ever had the privilege to work with. They have challenged me and improved me as a coach and I am very grateful to them for the fantastic memories we have shared."

  • Joshua Jones

    DEP-ARTING?

    Memphis Depay is targeting a move to one of the 'top three clubs in the world'.

    And the Manchester United flop has revealed Lyon team-mate Houssem Aouar has similar ambitions for a mega move at the end of the season.

    Depay has revitalised his career in France after struggling to justify the hype that surrounded his arrival at Old Trafford in 2015.

    He was wanted by Barcelona last summer while Aouar continues to be linked with Arsenal.

    Depay – out of contract this summer – told Canal+: "We know we play for a very big club but we want to go to one of the top three clubs in the world.

    "Then you will see Houssem, he will get 10 times better. For me, it's the same."

  • Joshua Jones

    PAUL ON YOU

    Gary Neville reckons Manchester United's 'slim' chance of winning the Premier League depend on Paul Pogba producing ‘two or three months of brilliance’.

    Frenchman Pogba had a golden chance to score the winner at Anfield, but he blasted his close-range effort right at keeper Alisson.

    Neville said on Sky Sports: "I think Manchester United's chances of winning this league are slim – Liverpool and Man City are still the best two teams in this league.

    "But the slim chance they have to win this league will depend on something like Paul Pogba delivering a cameo of two or three months of brilliance, which he is capable of.

    "He's got confidence, he's got arrogance – good arrogance, in a sense that he believes in himself.

    "He thinks he should be playing in the biggest games in the world, and winning titles, and thinking positive thoughts, thinking you're the best is a big thing when you're looking to win."

  • Joshua Jones

    FEELING AS-SHAW-ED

    Luke Shaw credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Alex Telles for his recent upturn in form.

    The left-back was one of the best players at Anfield and continued his fine spell. 

    He said: “I feel really good, obviously big credit to Ole for that, For believing in me and pushing me. 

    “Alex as well, we have a great relationship and he pushes me each day in training. We get on really well. 

    “It’s nice to have that type of competition, but we push each other to get the best from ourselves. 

    “When he plays, I want the best for him, and it’s the same the other way round. It’s a positive way for both of us to look at it and push each other.”

  • Joshua Jones

    HARRY’S HURRY

    Harry Maguire claimed you could see United’s intent to try and win the game yesterday.

    His side had the best two chances of the match as Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba were denied by Alisson.

    The United skipper said: “You could see our intent in the second half, we wanted to go on and get three points. I’m sure in the dressing room we will feel a bit disappointed not to come away with three points.

    “We created the best two chances of the game. On another day, we win the game.

    “It was cagey, but it was two good teams smashing it.”

  • Joshua Jones

    PERFORMING ON THE ROAD

    Where else to start than Anfield?

    United will have headed back across the M62 frustrated last night after missing the chance to open a six-point gap over Liverpool.

    However, the 0-0 draw did extend the Red Devils’ impressive away record to 16 league matches unbeaten, winning 12 of those. Only once have they gone longer without a defeat on the road in the Premier League (17, ending September 1999).

    But despite all the hype ahead of the game, it was the third time in five seasons this fixture has ended goalless, as many as in the previous 48 top-flight seasons. 

    At least there has to be a winner next weekend when they meet in the FA Cup…

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United played out a hard fought 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield to stay three points clear of their bitter rivals.

    Luke Shaw was the stand-out performer while Fred looked a little off the pace.

    Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba both missed huge chances in the second-half to win the game but afterwards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed pleased.

    Pogba, 27, was asked to play wide on the right in a bid to help null the threat from Liverpool's left flank.

    With Aaron Wan-Bissaka kept busy with Sadio Mane, Pogba was tasked with tracking back and covering flying full-back Andrew Robertson.

    And, despite often being considered an attacking playmaker, the 2018 World Cup winner excelled.

    After the game, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: "I thought Paul was absolutely brilliant today.

    "We knew he had to do a job defensively to help us with Robertson.

    "And I thought he was excellent and should have got the goal his performance deserved."

    However, Solskjaer did suggest Man Utd have plenty of things to 'improve on', including their composure.

    United had a couple of gilt-edged chances to steal all three points, only to be denied superbly by Reds stopper Alisson.

    Solskjaer continued: "I think we grew in the game and toward the end it was there for us to win.

    "We created two massive chances and it was two brilliant saves by the keeper.

    "We can play better than this, we can be more composed, we can have the ball more.

    "We had to defend really often today… There are a couple of things for us to improve on."

  • William Pugh

    TOP POG

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Paul Pogba for his selfless performance on the right wing at Liverpool.

    After the game, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: "I thought Paul was absolutely brilliant today.

    "We knew he had to do a job defensively to help us with Robertson. And I thought he was excellent and should have got the goal his performance deserved."

    However, Solskjaer did suggest Man Utd have plenty of things to 'improve on', including their composure.

    Solskjaer continued: "I think we grew in the game and toward the end it was there for us to win. We created two massive chances and it was two brilliant saves by the keeper.

    "We can play better than this, we can be more composed, we can have the ball more. We had to defend really often today… There are a couple of things for us to improve on."

  • William Pugh

    MARCUS RASHFORD – 5

    Caught stupidly offside FOUR times in the first half – the most he has ever been caught offside in a Prem game – as United looked to him to capitalise on counter-attack opportunities. Sloppy.

    Didn't improve much after the break and was lucky Fred was so ineffective or the lowest rating would have been his. Booked late on for a cynical foul.

    Subs

    EDINSON CAVANI (replaced Martial) – 6
    Worked hard and helped United look more dangerous.

    MASON GREENWOOD (replaced Fernandes) – NA
    Not enough time to make an impact.

  • William Pugh

    BRUNO FERNANDES – 7 (subbed off 89mins)

    Huffed and puffed in the first-half and worked hard defensively as his team had very little of the ball. But did produce the closest moment of the half as he fizzed a 25-yard free-kick just wide of the post.

    Livened up a little as the game opened up in the second-half but missed one of the best chances of the afternoon when he shot straight at Alisson from ten yards.

    ANTHONY MARTIAL – 6 (subbed off, 60mins)

    Couple of flashes of skill before the break but overall uninspiring. Should have held the ball up better to give United a chance to push up from defence.

    Taken off on the hour mark having offered little more after half-time.

  • William Pugh

    SCOTT McTOMINAY – 5

    Did little to thwart the early Liverpool onslaught as the hosts danced around him and Fred.

    Gradually found his feet and helped spring United on the break towards end of first half.

    But will be happy to have come away with a clean sheet on an afternoon of hard work.

    PAUL POGBA – 7

    Looked a little isolated out wide in the early stages but grew into the game midway through the first 45 as his team got a foothold.

    Involved in almost all of the handful of attacks United had after the break.

    Missed a HUGE chance with just seven minutes remaining – thundering a half-volley straight at Alisson from just eight yards. Got to score those.

  • William Pugh

    AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6

    Hardly called on in the first-half as Liverpool focussed most of their attacks down the opposite flank.

    Was lucky not to give away a penalty after a lunge on Sadio Mane mid-way through the second period, but a solid display overall.

    FRED – 4

    Liverpool found it too easy to play around him and midfield partner Scott McTominay in the first-half.

    Improved slightly after the break but passing and positioning were no good and always looked half a yard behind everyone else on the pitch.

  • William Pugh

    HARRY MAGUIRE – 6

    Put his team under pressure with a very sloppy pass after 25 minutes which – luckily for United – came to nothing. Looked shaky and nervous for the rest of the half.

    Improved after the break but was outshone by his defensive partner Victor Lindelof.

    VICTOR LINDELOF – 8

    Made some decisive blocks in the opening stages and looked composed in the face of continued attacks by the hosts.

    Much of the same in the second-half and made all his recent critics look a little silly. Close second for man-of-the-match.

  • William Pugh

    DAVID DE GEA – 7/10

    Almost nothing to do in the first-half as United limited Jurgen Klopp's side to one shot on target.

    Virtually the same in the second until he saved a long range effort from his friend and international team-mate Thiago.

    LUKE SHAW – 9

    Didn't give Salah an inch despite continued Liverpool pressure down his flank. Also broke forward with intent when he had the chance.

    Laid on an excellent cross for Fernandes with 12 minutes of normal time left.

    But the Portuguese saw his effort blocked. Calm and composed for the duration and Shaw deserved his man-of-the-match award.

  • William Pugh

    SHAWED THINGS UP

    Manchester United drew 0-0 with Liverpool in a cagey affair at Anfield.

    Luke Shaw was superb at left-back as he kept Mo Salah quiet throughout – but Fred looked off the pace all afternoon.

    The first-half was a drab affair as a resolute United limited Liverpool to just one shot on target despite the hosts having 67 per cent possession – most of it in United's half.

    It was a slightly more open match after the break as United broke forward more often. They missed the best chances of the game when Bruno Fernandes smashed the ball against Alisson from ten yards after Shaw's excellent cross.

    And then Paul Pogba fired a half-volley straight at Alisson from just eight yards out with seven minutes remaining.

    And here's what SunSport's William Pugh thought of the Red Devils' individual performances…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    PEEEEP!

    THAT'S FULL TIME!

    LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    HALF TIME STATS

    Here's a look at the half time stats from Anfield.

    Both sides are finding shots on target difficult to come by, with the Red Devils only managing one shot in total in the opening 45 minutes.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    HALF TIME

    The score is 0-0 at the break at Anfield.

    Bruno Fernandes has come closest for the Red Devils with a free kick that went wide by only a matter of inches.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    FIRST HALF STAT

    Manchester United's first shot of the game came in the 34th minute – their longest wait from the start of a Premier League game for their first attempt since their previous game at Anfield in January 2020 (40th minute).

  • Giacomo Pisa

    HONOURS EVEN

    Half an hour has passed at Anfield with the score still 0-0.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    PEEEEEP!

    WE'RE UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD!

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