Rio Ferdinand highlights two Man Utd transfer mistakes as Liverpool star makes 'have to' demand

All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Manchester United as they prepare for a huge clash with Liverpool.

Manchester United are back in action on Sunday when they take on rivals Liverpool in an FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford. Erik ten Hag's men are hoping to salvage silverware from an otherwise disappointing season, and a derby win over the Reds would be a huge boost in any possible European bid.

The Red Devils will be on international break after this one, and they won't want to have to mull over a derby defeat. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding Old Trafford.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Ferdinand claim

Rio Ferdinand believes United made two big mistakes in selling two centre-backs, one of which has since returned to the club. “I've said this many times, it was a travesty that they sold Jonny Evans. He should never have been allowed to leave," Ferdinand said on his YouTube channel FIVE.

“He was the best defender, the best centre back, when I left. When me and [Nemanja] Vidic walked out of the door, the experience, the old timers, we were gone, he was the best defender that you've got. I just couldn't believe that he was allowed to leave. Him and Chris Smalling, to be fair. I don't believe they should have been allowed to leave, I thought they knew the fabric of the club. You need those types.”

Szoboszlai warning

Dominik Szoboszlai has warned his Liverpool teammates that they must take their chances at Old Trafford this weekend. He told the Liverpool website: "It’s never boring for us and probably for the fans as well!

“It’s hard but we have to be ready for all the competitions, we are fighting for the [Premier League] title but that’s why we play football, and [it is] probably what everybody loves. In the last game we drew 0-0 with them [in the Premier League in December] and we had about 35 [shots], but now we have to score them!”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.