Man Utd Fans Plan Huge Old Trafford Walk-Out as Protest Against Glazers & Ed Woodward

​A group of Manchester United fans are planning to stage a mass walk-out during their next Premier League game as a protest against the club’s current ownership.

Supporters have grown hugely frustrated with the owners, the Glazer family, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Matchday chants and social media movements have been used to express this sentiment, with many calling for the club’s owners to resign.

For their latest protest, ​The Mirror note that a group of ​United fans are prepared to walk out of Old Trafford in the 58th minute of their clash with ​Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 1 February, and they hope to convince others to do the same.

They want the protest to be as big as possible, so as to ensure Woodward and the Glazers cannot ignore the situation any longer.

It is a continuation of the disillusion which was evident during the recent 2-0 loss to ​Burnley. Alongside the anti-Glazer chants, tens of thousands of fans walked out before the end of the game, seemingly tired of seeing such drab football.

The toxicity is expected to be heard during upcoming meetings with Tranmere Rovers and ​Manchester City in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup respectively, but the clash with Wolves is the club’s next home game, so more fans will be able to get involved.

Anti-Glazer feelings are nothing new to the club. Ever since their controversial takeover back in 2005, they have been accused of draining United of money to cover the costs of their initial purchase.

Edward Woodward,Avram Glazer

Supporters have long called for them to leave, and the feeling has now extended towards Woodward, who has attracted criticism for his poor, illogical and reckless recruitment in recent years.

The belief is that United will not be able to recover under the current ownership, and fans want to show that they will no longer stand for it.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Takes Small Dig at Paul Pogba’s Commitment to Man Utd

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a thinly-veiled dig at midfielder Paul Pogba’s commitment to the club.

Pogba has been sidelined for large spells of the season and is currently recovering from ankle surgery, but he has chosen to do so away from Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba

The Frenchman has been joined on the injury list by Marcus Rashford, who sustained a back injury against ​Wolves last week, but his approach has been quite different it seems.

Rashford, a boyhood ​Manchester United fan, has pledged to stick with the team during his absence whereas teammate Pogba has been spotted swanning around Europe.

And the two contrasting attitudes haven’t gone unnoticed by Solskjaer. As reported by ​the Mirror, when asked whether the pair would be joining in team meetings, his answers were rather frank.

“Marcus is a genuine Manchester United supporter who wants us to do well and help,” he said.

But when questioned if he would expect the same from the French World Cup winner, he replied: We all want this to go well and we’ve all got different ways of showing how much we care.”

It’s not the first time that Pogba’s desire to play for the ​Premier League club has come under scrutiny, but it appears that he will stay with the Red Devils until at least the summer.

As for Rashford, he could miss up to three months after sustaining a double stress fracture in his back.

Marcus Rashford

It’s a bitter blow for Rashford, who had been enjoying his best-ever goalscoring season, notching an impressive 14 goals in 22 league games this term.

In his absence so far, United have failed to score in both games, falling to 2-0 defeats away at ​Liverpool and at home to ​Burnley.

These results have heaped yet more pressure on under-fire boss Solskjaer, who has seen his side drop six points behind ​Chelsea in the race for the last ​Champions League place.

But the Norwegian will have to find a way to win without Rashford, starting on Sunday when United try to avoid a potential banana skin away at Tranmere in the FA Cup fourth round.


FA Cup: Which Games Are on TV & When the 5th Round Draw Takes Place

​The magic of the FA Cup returns this weekend, and there are plenty of mouthwatering ties for you to sink your teeth into.

With the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea still all fighting for a place in the next round, fans will be watching up and down the country as their teams look to avoid a potential slip-up against a side from one of the lower divisions.

‘But how can I watch the games?’ I hear you cry. Never fear, we’ve got all the answers.

Where Can I Watch the FA Cup Games?

In the United Kingdom, the rights for the FA Cup are shared between BT Sport and the BBC this season.

BBC will broadcast three of the fixtures from the fourth round on both TV and BBC iPlayer, while BT Sport will play host to four further games.

Which FA Cup 4th Round Games Are on TV?

Friday 24 January

Northampton Town vs Derby County (BT Sport 1, 8pm)

QPR vs Sheffield Wednesday (BT Sport Extra, 8pm)

Saturday 25 January

Brentford vs Leicester City (BBC One, 12.45pm)

Hull City vs Chelsea (BT Sport 1, 5:30pm)

Sunday 26 January

Manchester City vs Fulham (BBC One, 1pm)

Tranmere Rovers vs Manchester United (BT Sport 1, 3pm)

Shrewsbury Town vs Liverpool (BBC One​, 5pm)

Monday 27 January

Bournemouth vs Arsenal (BT Sport 1, 8pm)

When Is the Draw for the FA Cup 5th Round?

FFA Cup 2019 Semi Final - Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United

Those teams who are successful this weekend – or held to a draw – will be entered into the draw for the fifth round, which will begin at 7.19pm on Monday 27 January. Specific.

It will be broadcast live on the FA Cup’s official Twitter page, while viewers will also be able to watch it during BBC One’s The One Show.

Former England internationals Teddy Sheringham and Glen Johnson will conduct the draw to decide the fixtures, which will all be played during the week commencing Monday 2 March.

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Man Utd Must Decide How to Manage Dean Henderson’s Future as Sheffield Utd Look for Third Loan

Manchester United already have a decision on their hands as to how they manage the future of goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who has been one of the Premier League’s breakout performers this season and has played his way into England contention for Euro 2020.

Already on loan at Sheffield United for a second year, Henderson was a huge reason why the Blades were promoted from the Championship last season and continues to be a huge reason why the club is punching above its weight in the top flight.

Dean Henderson

Sheffield United remain firmly in the top half beyond the halfway stage of the season, with only runaway leaders Liverpool conceding fewer goals so far.

The Blades were only narrowly beaten by Manchester City in their last outing on Tuesday night, with Henderson saving a Gabriel Jesus penalty and making a number of other fine stops. There is now talk of not just making it into England’s Euro 2020 squad, but replacing Jordan Pickford as number one.

After the final whistle Blades manager Chris Wilder confirmed that the club is already in talks ahead of next season over another potential loan deal to have Henderson return to Sheffield for a third consecutive year if his parent club will agree to it.

“If there is a decision for Manchester United for him to come out to us for another year we will gladly take that up,” Wilder is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“We’ve already started talking with them, but he’s their player and that decision will be taken on behalf of Manchester United about the player. He’s been outstanding for us.”

The Old Trafford club clearly value Henderson because he signed a new contract until 2022, with the option of a further year, immediately prior to rejoining Sheffield United last summer.

Whether his parent club see a long-term future for Henderson in Manchester is something they will have to decide. Were he not to return to Bramall Lane next season in order to fight for a place at United he would have the huge task of dislodging David de Gea as number one.

The Spaniard has not been in the best form over the last 12 months but is still generally regarded as being among the top goalkeepers in the world and is under contract for a year longer than Henderson’s latest Old Trafford deal.

David de Gea

Wilder also suggested post-match that Henderson is not prepared to warm the bench as a back-up, commenting, “He wants to play first team football. Maybe I shouldn’t be saying this, but I’m not so sure he’ll play backup to anybody. Just the character of the boy.”

Another loan at Sheffield United, who have already done enough to preserve their Premier League status into a second season, could therefore be in the best interest of all parties.

But what of any long-term future? Loans are okay for young players and he has almost certainly benefitted more from having the consistency of back-to-back spells at the same club, but it will not be an ideal situation for him for much longer.

If they see no way he will be their number one within the next couple of years, which seems unlikely in all reality, Manchester United could always look to cash in while Henderson is a hot commodity. And should he actually play at Euro 2020, his value could rise even further.

The sad part for Sheffield United is that a permanent deal could well already eclipse their budget, especially if Jordan Pickford’s £25m move from Sunderland to Everton in 2017 is a yardstick to measure the market value of English goalkeepers in the Premier League.

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Jude Bellingham: 6 Things to Know About the £30m Manchester United Target

Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham has attracted plenty of attention as a result of his outstanding displays in the Championship this season. 

Despite only turning 16 in June, Bellingham has been a shining light for Pep Clotet’s side this season, starting 18 of his team’s opening 29 league games. 

The teenager has been linked with a move away from St Andrew’s in recent times, with numerous clubs from around Europe keeping tabs on the player. However, it was recently revealed that Manchester United ​have made an offer of more than £30m as they look to secure his services. 

With that in mind, here are six things to know about one of the country’s brightest young talents…

Birmingham’s Youngest Ever Player & Scorer

Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham was born on 29 June 2003. To put that into context, Roman Abramovich officially bought Chelsea Football Club at the start of July 2003. 

On 6 August 2019, Bellingham was handed his first senior start for ​Birmingham as they travelled to take on Portsmouth in the first round of the Carabao Cup. In doing so, he became the club’s youngest ever first-team player, aged just 16 years and 38 days. This record was previously held by Trevor Francis, who was the grand old age of 16 years and 139 days when he first appeared for Birmingham. 

Bellingham made his first appearance in the league as he came on during the 3-0 defeat to Swansea towards the end of August, but he was handed his first start in the next game at home to Stoke. With his side drawing 1-1, the youngster drove forward before deciding to try his luck from distance. The ball took a deflection and found its way into the back of the net. 

While it wasn’t exactly a ‘worldie’, it was outstanding from Bellingham to stride forward with confidence and take it upon himself to create an opportunity. Oh, he also became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer as well. 

He’s Versatile

Paddy McNair,Jude Bellingham

The prodigy has gone on to make 26 appearances in all competitions so far this season for Clotet’s side, registering four goals and providing one assist. These stats may not exactly be prolific, but they are very impressive when considering his team’s lowly league position – and also the number of positions he has played in.

Bellingham has primarily been deployed in central midfield this campaign, but he has also played on either flank, as well as in the attacking midfielder role and even as a centre forward (on one occasion). 

He works tirelessly for the team and has been bright in whatever position he has played, but his manager believes he is most effective when playing in the central midfield role. After their 2-1 win over Middlesborough back in October, Clotet told ​Birmingham’s official website: “For me, that’s Jude’s best position playing in midfield in front of the back four.

“When he made his debut here at St. Andrew’s he did it on the wing in the same position that Fran Villalba played on Friday. So, he had to come in and try to link in behind, but in my head, he was always a midfielder.”

Plays With a Maturity Beyond His Years

Jude Bellingham,Trevoh Chalobah

As previously noted, Bellingham doesn’t turn 17 until June. As a result, he isn’t even on a professional contract at Birmingham, and ​earns just £145 per week on a scholarship deal. 

However, the talented teenager plays with a tremendous amount of maturity, constantly looking to harry and press his opponents when out of possession, while he will look to make penetrating runs forward or bring his teammates into the game when on the ball. The Englishman has astonishing technical ability and can easily get past his man with a clever piece of skill, but he has the awareness to know when it is most appropriate

In his 25 league appearances so far, Bellingham has won 125 duels and made 94 ball recoveries, highlighting his ability to intelligently read the game. Perhaps what is most impressive is that he has an understanding of when to press and when to drop off. Equally, however, he is their second top goalscorer with four goals this season. 

Despite his tender age, he is a player that certainly does not shy away from taking responsibility and he has proven to be a valuable first-team member. 

He’s Attracted a Lot of Attention

Jude Bellingham

Bellingham is a sensational talent and it is hardly a surprise that numerous European giants are showing an interest. 

90min learned in September that Liverpool were leading the race for his signature, but there was also strong interest from Arsenal and Manchester City, as well as Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. 

​Manchester United have since entered the race, with assistant Mike Phelan personally going to watch the starlet in action before encouraging United to push for a transfer in January. ​90min recently learned that while ​Liverpool were leading the race, his family are open-minded about his future and would happily let him join any of the ‘big six’ sides or Leicester City.

Most recently, the Red Devils made a bid of more than £30m as they look to secure his services. It is unclear yet whether he will remain at Birmingham or seek a move elsewhere, but what is clear is that there is plenty of interest in this sensational talent. 

England Under-17 Star

Plays with a maturity beyond his years? Check. Exceptional talent? Check. Offer of more than £30m made for his services? Check. Youngest ever Birmingham player? Check. 

Well, he’s also a leader. 

Bellingham captained the England Under-17 side at the Syrenka Cup in 2019, with the young Three Lions going on to win the friendly tournament. The starlet also picked up the Player of the Tournament award. He scored against both Finland and Austria before helping his side overcome Poland on penalties in the final. 

The Son of a Non-League Legend

Jude is the son of Mark Bellingham, who enjoyed a prolific playing career in non-league football. Mark had spells with Leamington, Sutton Coldfield and Stourbridge among other West Midlands sides. 

In total, he scored over 700 goals across his playing career. Not bad, really. 

Over to you, Jude…