6.30pm Man Utd news LIVE: Saudi takeover latest, Woodward on transfers, Xhaka says Evra talks ‘bulls***’ – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED held on for a point against Liverpool after Adam Lallana's late equaliser, but will feel their performance deserved all three.

Marcus Rashford's opener caused a bit of a stir with VAR, while things could be significantly more exciting for Red Devils fans off the field with the Saudi takeover reportedly back on.

Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and updates from the Theatre of Dreams below…

  • THE world's richest football club might just get that much wealthier… maybe.

    Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is reportedly preparing a takeover of Manchester United that'll be worth £3billion.

    And as SunSport found out, he's not short of material wealth either.

    The son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, his family are said to be worth close to £1TRILLION.

    That means bin Salman, 34, has an insatiable appetite for spending his cash.

    The playboy has reportedly splashed hundreds of millions in the past on a fancy yacht, a French home and even some rare art as he lives a life of luxury.

    Read more HERE.

  • PATRICE EVRA played against a handful of world-class players during his time with Manchester United.

    Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are among them – but he doesn't consider any of them the best he has ever faced.

    That award goes to Liverpool's James Milner.

    The former Juventus, Monaco and France star was asked during Monday Night Football on Sky Sports who the best winger he had ever played against was.

    And he responded immediately with the ex-Leeds, Aston Villa and Man City veteran.

    When questioned why not Messi, Evra replied: “No because I played against Messi many times in a wide position and I wouldn't say he was easy to mark but I could deal with him.

    “When he is going more central that is when he is most dangerous.

    “But James Milner, only because he frustrated me. I am an attacking defender and he was following me everywhere.

    “He kept challenging me and I just got frustrated. Sometimes I was talking to him saying 'just go and attack, leave me alone.'”

    Yet, Evra is not the first to have hated playing against Milner, with ex-Barcelona full-back Dani Alves a fan of his – just not when facing on the pitch.

  • MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Ivan Rakitic, with the Barcelona misfit preferring a move to either AC Milan or Paris Saint-Germain.

    Sport claims the midfielder, 31, is set to leave the Nou Camp in January after making just six appearances this season.

    Rakitic recently admitted he was searching for a way out of the Catalan capital.

    And it was believed that Man Utd were in talks with Barcelona over a £35m switch.

    However, Rakitic’s family are putting him off a move to the Premier League.

    And it’s now emerged that AC Milan have joined the race for his signature.

  • MANCHESTER UNITED chief Ed Woodward has slammed a myth that he picks transfers by watching them on YouTube and revealed he merely signs off money on deals.

    The Red Devils executive vice-chairman has come under fierce scrutiny for his role in the club's current plight, with fans accusing him of having too much power in bringing in players.

    He said: “The decisions related to recruitment are all taken by football experts. My involvement is signing off the money.

    “The manager has a veto on a player – we would never sign a player the manager wouldn't want because he wouldn't play him. But we also feel the recruitment department, the football experts, should have a veto too.

    “I don't get involved in recruitment like people think I do. There's a myth that I look at YouTube and choose players. I don't. Having an eye for players is an art. I have no interest in doing that.

    “I just want to have a disciplined process because if you are spending a lot of money on a player you have to make sure you get more right than wrong.

    “Where I get involved is that I have to sign off the money, yet when you have target one, two or three from your process I feel fine going after the No 1 target and, if it's not to be him, then number two or three.”

  • FORMER Arsenal youth team midfielder Steve Sidwell has revealed Roy Keane once told him to “f*** off” after he asked for his signature.

    The ex-Ireland international recently criticised Man Utd and Liverpool players for hugging each other before their clash.

    Speaking of Keane, Sidwell told JOE.co.uk: “I can see what Roy Keane is saying,' said the former Fulham midfielder.

    “I remember being at Arsenal when I was in the youth system.

    “I was at Highbury with my match day programme and he told me to f*** off because he was going out to war against Arsenal.

    “It was a tight tunnel and I was just like “okay”, but now looking back on it I know what it means to him. They were going down there and they're arch rivals.”

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