Manchester United latest: Liverpool build up and Cleverley reports

Tom Cleverley

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Highlights of Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Real Madrid in Washington DC on Saturday in the International Champions Cup can be found here via ManUtd.com

The Telegraph reports that $1 million is at stake as United take on Liverpool in Miami in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday in the fight to become ‘America’s team’.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers stated that no match between United and Liverpool is a ‘friendly’.

“It’s more than football. It’s life. It is two cities, not very far apart, but historically they have always been huge rivals,” said Rodgers.

“It’s arguably the biggest game in the world and for it to be here in the United States is wonderful for the supporters and the organisers. They are the two biggest clubs in Britain and two of the biggest in the world so it will be a fantastic game and we are looking forward to it.”

“Not many of these games are friendly. You saw the Manchester City game was competitive. Top players see every game as a competition. There are never too many friendlies playing for Liverpool,” he added.

The Independent assesses which of the two Premier League rivals is in ‘better shape’ ahead of the clash.

In transfer news, Louis van Gaal is set to tell ‘unwanted’ United stars that they can leave after the pre-season tour of the USA. The Daily Mail suggests Wilfried Zaha, Shinji Kagawa, Marouane Fellaini, Nani, Anderson and Javier Hernandez could all leave the club this summer.

“I shall make judgements after this tour,” the boss said. “I have let all the players play and I know now more than before the tour.”

Everton are reportedly considering a move for Tom Cleverley as the United midfielder could be one of the players involved in Louis van Gaal’s ‘trimming’ of the squad. The Mail suggests a fee of around £8 million could be enough to take the midfielder to Goodison Park this summer.

Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Shinji Kagawa could be used as a bargaining chip in United’s pursuit of Arda Turan of Atletico Madrid.

The Metro implies that Arsenal could be looking to hijack United’s move for Mats Hummels with a £30 million bid to test Borussia Dortmund’s resolve over the Germany defender.

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