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Gary Neville claims Bruno Fernandes was asking to be subbed off at 6-0 down to Liverpool

Football legend turned pundit and commentator, Gary Neville has hit out at Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes for reportedly being annoyed at not being substituted during their 7-0 loss to Liverpool.

After trailing 1-0 before half time following a Cody Gakpo opener, the Red Devils were blown away in the second half with Jurgen Klopp’s side hitting an extra six.

Gakpo got another with Mo Salah and Darwin Nunez getting a brace each before Roberto Firmino who will leave Anfield at the end of the season, bagged the seventh of the evening.

After Salah became Liverpool’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer in the 83rd minute when he tapped home from close range to make it 6-0, co-commentator Gary Neville spotted something going on.

Neville suggested that a frustrated Fernandes was struggling to hide his discontent at being left on the pitch as Anthony Elanga replaced Marcus Rashford in the final minutes.

He said;

“Bruno Fernandes is stood in the centre circle with his arms raised saying ‘why is it me not coming off?’

“Honestly, I have to say some of his behaviour in the second half has been a disgrace. I’ve had enough of him throwing his arms about, not running about. That wasn’t a captain’s performance by him.”

Fellow pundit and former Man Utd team-mate Keane said:

“Fernandes’ body language today was disgraceful. Players will no doubt feel ashamed. They went missing in the second half.

“But I have to say Liverpool were absolutely amazing. Their energy, decision-making… Liverpool were back to their very, very best.”

Sky cameras failed to show his so-called outburst but footage from the stands has since emerged showing the Portuguese midfielder’s reaction.

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I’m surprised to see this – Erik Ten Hag reacts to 7-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag has given a scathing assessment of his team’s pitiful performance against Liverpool which led to a 7-0 defeat.

Addressing reporters after the match, Ten Hag said he was disappointed with the way his players reacted to conceding two goals so soon after the break. He added that he couldn’t recognize the team throughout the match.

The Dutch coach said;

“It’s 3-0, as a team you stick together. We didn’t do that. I’m surprised to see this from our team, I don’t think it’s us, I don’t think it’s Manchester United.”

Ten Hag also averred that the Manchester United side which played against Liverpool were “unprofessional”. He added;

“After halftime, so quickly we gave the game away. We made bad decisions on the ball, how we anticipate, how we concede the goal. The third [goal] was a counter and we were so unprofessional with our decisions, running away, giving the space away, not tracking back.”

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This was a disastrous moment for us — De Gea speaks after heavy defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has described their 7-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday, March 5, as a “disastrous moment”.

Manchester United held their own for much of the first-half against Liverpool, only to see Cody Gakpo break the deadlock in the 43rd minute. The Red Devils then suffered the most dramatic of second-half collapses as the likes of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino got in on the act.

The 7-0 defeat became the Red Devils’ heaviest defeat in 92 years. They also suffered 7-0 losses to Wolves in December 1931, Aston Villa in December 1930 and Blackburn Rovers in April 1926.

Reacting to the defeat, De Gea said in a statement;

“I know these message don’t sit well on such a day. This was a disastrous moment for us and these results shouldn’t happen, especially with the journey we are all on. We have a duty to this club, a responsibility to represent the badge but we have many opportunities to look ahead, many games coming fast and we have to lock our focus on these.”

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Manchester United get their worst defeat in 92 years following 7-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United have gotten their heaviest defeat since Boxing Day 1931 after being defeated 7-0 by Liverpool today, March 5.

Gakpo put the Reds in front moments before half-time, cutting in from the left and curling into the far corner of David de Gea’s net. United needed a response at the start of the second half, but instead it was the host who struck quickly as Darwin Nunez scored a scrappy second.

Just as the visitors prepared to mount a comeback, it was three as Gakpo’s deft finish rounded off a fluid counter-attack. It was already a hammering, but two goals from Mohamed Salah and another goal from Nunez put the cherry on top of the cake before Roberto Firmino added a seventh.

It is Liverpool’s biggest ever win against United, breaking a record which had stood for more than a century. Liverpool beat United 7-1 on October 12, 1895, but now there is a new high point.

It is  also the first time the Red Devils have lost by seven goals in any competition since that loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers more than 90 years ago.

While Salah’s first goal in the match placed him level with club legend Robbie Fowler in the record scorer list, he went on to break record when he scored again to take his tally up to 129.

Salah has now scored 11 goals across his last six appearances against the Old Trafford club as he struck twice in a historic 7-0 win at Anfield.

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Martinez vows to make Garnacho commit his international future to Argentina and not Spain

Lisandro Martinez has said that there is no chance Manchester United team-mate Alejandro Garnacho will choose the Spain national team over Argentina.

Garnacho, who burst onto the scene under coach Erik ten Hag this season, was born in Spain and spent part of his youth career with Getafe and Atletico Madrid before moving to United. He represented the Spain Under-18s but then featured for the Argentina U20s and while he has been called up to the senior squad for their upcoming matches against Panama and Curacao, he is still free to choose between the two national teams.

Garnacho is eligible to represent Argentina due to his mother being Argentine, but the Red Devils winger has not made a senior appearance in his international career.

Martinez has however said that there is no chance of Garnacho turning out for La Roja. He told TyC Sports:

“The truth is that Garna is an excellent boy, with a lot of personality because he is 18 years old and is starting in a very big team and with a lot of pressure, you have to have personality, right? That’s what I like about him, he’s going to play headline or enters 10, 15 minutes and gives the best of him.

“[Garnacho] is with me here, forget about it. I’ll make sure [he plays for Argentina]. The only way is to go there with me.”

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The Manchester United women’s team does not want Greenwood to return to the men’s team.

Mason Greenwood’s reintegration into the club’s men’s team is reportedly being resisted by Manchester United Women’s team players.

Mason Greenwood

This is coming after all charges relating to allegations of attempted rape, assault, and coercive and controlling behaviour, which were filed against Mason Greenwood were dropped.

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The Manchester United forward who was suspended indefinitely by the Premier League club after the accusations came to light, was initially arrested in January 2022 before being released on bail.

He was subsequently arrested again for breaching his bail conditions and charged by prosecutors. It has now been confirmed all charges filed against him have been dropped.

The Athletic reported that Manchester United Women’s team is “deeply uncomfortable” about the prospect of Mason Greenwood returning to first-team action at Old Trafford, and the men’s team is also reportedly ready to move on from him.

Players in the women’s team who expressed concern about the prospect of Greenwood returning after hearing an audio that was released on social media before his arrest, said it is “not something that can be easily erased from memory”.

Daily Mail had also reported that the men’s team led by Erik ten Hag want to move on from Greenwood and believe his return could disrupt their progress this season.

On the other hand, the staff at Manchester United are said to be split on Greenwood’s future. Some feel the Red Devils own a duty of care to the 21-year-old, while others believe he should not wear the famous red shirt again.

The club’s management has already said it would “conduct its own process” before determining the next step to be taken.

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Manchester United staged a stunning late comeback to defeat Manchester City in a tense derby at Old Trafford.

Who else besides Marcus Rashford? The Manchester United striker scored his 16th goal of the season in the 82nd minute, giving Erik ten Hag’s team a memorable victory.

Casemiro and Marcus Rashford

It came when Alejandro Garnacho, who had come on as a substitute, twisted and turned in Manchester City’s area before rolling the ball into Rashford, who was unstoppable.

Alejandro Garnacho

Earlier, Pep Guardiola had greeted Jack Grealish’s leaping header with a cheeky grin and punch of the air to celebrate his decision to bring on the winger only three minutes before.

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That strike was on the hour and threw down a challenge to United: after dominating for long swathes of this 189th derby could they recover poise and find a way back?

The answer was a resounding yes to the first and second questions, in a response that began with Bruno Fernades equalizing. This occurred when Casemiro flighted a beautiful pass in behind City. Rashford was offside but did not touch the ball, allowing Fernandes to charge in and slam home. The flag was raised at first, and a furious Fernandes led the protests to the assistant referee. However, after a brief pause, the finish was ruled fair – which it was, much to United’s delight.

Bruno Fernandes

Even better, Rashford followed to send Old Trafford into raptures. The home crowd was deafeningly loud, those in blue stunned by Ten Hag’s side’s refusal to be cowed by the champions. At the end, twin challenges from Antony and Garnacho – on Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker, respectively – were an apt symbol of how United showed the courage Ten Hag said was lacking after being thrashed 6-3 at the Etihad in October.

That is now a particularly distant memory, with United closing in on a point against City.

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Bruno Fernandes speaks ahead of the Manchester derby.

Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United has stated that he and his teammates are not afraid to face Manchester City today, January 14, despite the fact that they are one of the best teams in the world.

While Manchester United are just four points behind Manchester City on the Premier League table, Fernandes stated that they believe in themselves and are not afraid of anyone.

He said;

“Man City are one of the best clubs in the league, but it is about believing in ourselves,” said Fernandes. “Now probably you can see a team that has a way to play that convinces the fans and the players it is the right one that can win games.

“You go into every game and the feeling you have now is that we are not afraid to play against anyone. In the past you couldn’t see that. When the toughest games were coming, there was a little bit of ‘can we do it or not?’.

“But now if you look at the fans, the players, everyone, you feel that we can play face-to-face with everyone at this moment. We know what this game means for everyone in the city, in the club, for the fans, for ourselves. It’s been a good moment for us.”

Manchester United has lost more Premier League home games against City than they have against any other opponent. In their last match at the Etihad in October 2022, they were defeated 6-3 by Manchester City. This might be an opportunity to rewrite their history.

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An alleged Spanish billionaire is planning to purchase Manchester United.

For the first time since they acquired the team 19 years ago, the Glazers family has put up Manchester United Football Club (2003).

Amancio Ortega, the 18th richest man in the world, has expressed interest in purchasing Manchester United from the Glazers. According to Forbes, Ortega, 86, is worth 61.3 billion dollars. The senior executives have been told of his interest in United, according to the Manchester United Evening News.

Ortega, who owns 59% of Inditex, last year named his daughter Maria Ortega Perez to lead the Zara clothing company (2021). Eight retail locations are operated by his Artexio company, which as of January 31, 2022, had revenue of €27.7 billion.

He owns real estate holdings in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami, and New York, among other cities, but he has never invested in a sports business.

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Barcelona will play Man United in the Europa League semifinals.

In the play-off round of the Europa League, Manchester United will face Barcelona.
The eight teams that finished third in their Champions League groups will face the eight runners-up from their Europa League groups, including United.

On February 16 are the first legs, and on February 23 are the second legs.

Arsenal qualified for the last 16 as one of the winners when they won their Europa League group.

Full play-off round draw

Barcelona v Manchester United

Juventus v Nantes

Sporting Lisbon v Midtjylland

Shakhtar Donetsk v Rennes

Ajax v Union Berlin

Bayer Leverkusen v Monaco

Sevilla v PSV Eindhoven

FC Salzburg v Roma

More to follow.