JESSE LINGARD could be used as bait in Manchester United's pursuit of Jadon Sancho, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Dortmund are keeping tabs on 28-year-old Lingard and are big admirers – which United may use in a move for one of their top targets in Sancho.

The 21-year-old ex-Man City ace is high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list again, after a failed swoop last summer.

The German giants are understood to want £100m – but that price could be brought down with the inclusion of Lingard.

Meanwhile, Roy Keane said Bruno Fernandes "spent the half of the night crying on the pitch" during United's 4-2 defeat by Liverpool.

Club legend Keane said: "I don’t want to be critical of Fernandes but he spent half the night crying on the pitch.

"United players were looking for Liverpool to kick the ball out of play but you only stop with a head injury."

Get all the latest Man Utd news and transfer updates here…

  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    Manchester United fans staged another Old Trafford protest against the Glazer family ahead of the game with Liverpool.

    A large gathering of supporters made their voices heard, 11 days after the first pre-game protest led to the derby being postponed.

    This time no fans entered the stadium amid a heavy police presence and the evening passed by fairly peacefully.

    One Liverpool team bus was blocked in by cars and pedestrians but it proved to NOT be the vehicle containing the squad, who arrived without drama.

    In the game, Bruno Fernandes smacked a cross into Nat Phillips to put United ahead.

    But Liverpool were on top by the break as Diogo Jota smartly flicked home a leveller before Roberto Firmino’s brace.

    Marcus Rashford got United back in it but Mohamed Salah’s late sealer meant a poor night for the hosts.

    In transfer news, the Red Devils will cash in if West Ham can qualify for the Champions League.

    SunSport understands there’s a clause in Jesse Lingard’s loan deal which will net United a £500,000 bonus if they finish in the top four.

    The agreement could help West Ham seal a permanent transfer for the 28-year-old, who is valued at around £20m and also wanted by Borussia Dortmund.

  • Marc Mayo

    NEXT UP

    After a busy midweek, Manchester United actually have the weekend off…

    Leicester were due up but their FA Cup final appearance mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can sit on tonight’s result until Tuesday.

    Relegated Fulham travel to Old Trafford on May 18 at 6pm, for a game live on Sky Sports.

  • Marc Mayo

    FERGIE TIME

    Sir Alex Ferguson is "grateful for three extra years" after being "terrified" of losing his speech and memory following a brain haemorrhage.

    The legendary ex-Manchester United manager says his attitude to life has changed after collapsing in 2018 and needing emergency surgery.

    He said of his new outlook: "Probably not taking things too seriously in terms of knowing that you're vulnerable…

    "If I go tomorrow I'll be grateful for three years extra I had. That's a feeling I've had for quite a while now."

  • Marc Mayo

    RIP JORDAN

    Liverpool paid a touching tribute to nine-year-old fan Jordan Banks, who died after being hit by lightning while playing football.

    Reds' players warmed up in "JORDAN 7" shirts before facing Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

    Jordan was struck on a pitch in Blackpool on Tuesday and died soon afterwards in hospital.   

    Liverpool vice-skipper James Milner, who was not in action at United, also sent a special message in memory of Jordan, having praised him in January for astonishing fundraising for charity.

    Next to a picture of a smiling Jordan, Milner posted:  "A special boy taken far too soon. RIP Jordan, YNWA."

    Credit: AFP
  • Marc Mayo

    NO GR-EAL

    Manchester City are set to back out of a deal to sign Jack Grealish, according to reports.

    The Aston Villa star is valued at £80million with Manchester United also said to be keen.

    But, as reported by The Times, the position is not a priority for City with the fee seen as too high.

  • Marc Mayo

    EXCLUSIVE

    Jesse Lingard is being eyed by Borussia Dortmund over a sensational switch – and could be used in a deal to bring Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, writes Daniel Cutts.

    The England winger has had a stunning loan spell at West Ham.

    And Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to sign him on a permanent deal this summer.

    His £100,000-a-week wage demands are an issue though, and are putting doubt on him staying at the London Stadium beyond this season.

    Dortmund are keeping tabs on the 28-year-old and are big admirers – which United may use in a move for one of their top targets in Sancho.

  • Marc Mayo

    THAT’S RICH

    Micah Richards has revealed his hatred for Gary Neville before joining the ex-defender in the Sky studio.

    The pair both work as pundits for Sky Sports having sat on opposite sides of the Manchester United/City divide.

    And Richards told Jamie Carragher on The Greatest Game podcast: “I didn’t really used to like Gary Neville, to be honest, because of the rivalry between the Reds and the Blues.

    “When I worked with him I was like ‘actually, he’s a nice guy’, but playing against him – he was horrible!”

  • Marc Mayo

    FULL TIME

    A rare comeback win goes against Manchester United tonight.

    Bruno Fernandes put the Red Devils ahead against Liverpool but Roberto Firmino's brace after Diogo Jota's leveller turned the tide.

    Marcus Rashford's goal made it a tense finish before Mohamed Salah sealed the win at the death.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Marc Mayo

    THAT IS THAT

    Mohamed Salah wins the game for Liverpool on the counter.

    An 89th-minute finish as simple as the Egyptian could ask for. 4-2. Game over.

  • Marc Mayo

    GAME ON

    We have 20 minutes left and Marcus Rashford has put Manchester United back in it.

    Edinson Cavani links up with the England star, who rolls the ball past Alisson. 3-2!

  • Marc Mayo

    HOTEL TRAFFORD

    Manchester United created bedrooms at Old Trafford to try and stop the threat of anti-Glazer protesters affecting their stars.

    The Athletic claims that United chiefs planned ahead for today’s pre-game protest – turning corporate boxes at their stadium into substitute bedrooms so players arriving early for the game could relax inside the ground and avoid the drama outside.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad arrived SEVEN HOURS early for their rearranged showdown while security was beefed up.

    They usually stay at the nearby Lowry hotel before home games, which is also used to hold group meetings for players to rest on matchdays.

    Credit: AP
  • Marc Mayo

    IT'S 3-1!

    Luke Shaw runs into trouble inside his own half and Liverpool win the ball back.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold sees a shot parried by Dean Henderson and there is Roberto Firmino once again to bury his effort and put the visitors two ahead.

  • Marc Mayo

    ARN HE’S OFF

    Arnau Puigmal is reportedly set to QUIT the club – just four years after the Red Devils beat Barcelona to his signature.

    The 20-year-old has been eyed by LaLiga side Almeria with him failing to make the grade at United.

    MailOnline reports that Puigmal 'is now destined to return to Spain'.

    His contract at United is up in the summer, and despite impressing for the U23 side, he has failed to make the step up into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-team plans.

  • Marc Mayo

    AND ANOTHER

    Liverpool have been on top for some time now and have taken the lead through Roberto Firmino.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick perfectly pits out the Brazilian, who left Paul Pogba for dead to nod home at the back stick. It's 2-1 to the visitors!

  • Marc Mayo

    EQUALISER

    Liverpool have hit back through Diogo Jota!

    A goalmouth scramble is expertly directed goalwards by Nat Phillips and the Portuguese attacker turns it home. 1-1.

  • Marc Mayo

    VAR ESCAPE

    Liverpool have a penalty… but it's scratched off with VAR.

    Eric Bailly lunged for the ball on the 18-yard line and clipped the ball before sending Nat Phillips tumbling.

    Anthony Taylor initially thought it was a foul before reviewing it at the screen and, with 29 minutes on the clock, it remains 1-0 to United.

  • Marc Mayo

    BRUNO OR OWN GOAL?

    What do we reckon? I'm going OG.

  • Marc Mayo

    GGGOOOOAAALLL

    Manchester United lead!

    Bruno Fernandes punts a cross-shot golawards and it pings into the net off Nat Phillips.

    Probably an own goal?

  • Marc Mayo

    BEHIND BARS

    Gary Neville claims beefed-up security has turned Old Trafford into a "prison" – causing "devastating" damage to Manchester United's worldwide image ahead of Thursday night's clash with Liverpool.

    Fans repeated their protests before the rescheduled game after demonstrations against United owners the Glazers and the European Super League plot forced the original match to be postponed 11 days ago.

    And former England defender told Sky Sports: "What we have at the moment is a fan base more wound up than ever before.

    "Let's be clear what we've seen on that forecourt, which is effectively Manchester United turned into a prison.

    "It's a devastating image for the Manchester United image and brand around the world.

    "When you have to put prison walls around your ground and have hundreds and hundreds of police officers on a game where fans aren't attending, there is something gone badly wrong."

    Credit: AFP
  • Marc Mayo

    'MORE TO COME'

    Roy Keane has warned the Glazer family fan protests over their ownership will ‘get a lot worse’ when stadiums re-open.

    The club legend said: “I wouldn’t underestimate the United supporters regarding this.

    “The damage that [the Glazers] are doing to the brand will hurt the club financially and if that’s the only way they can get at the owners.

    He added: “I’d still think they’d want to support the team. United fans are frustrated. It’s been building for a number of years.

    “We said a couple of weeks ago that this was the tipping point but I wouldn’t underestimate the United fans. I think there’s more to come.”

  • Marc Mayo

    FULL-TIME IN SPAIN

    Manchester United's Europa League final opponents, Villarreal, have been in action tonight.

    A Gerard Moreno goal set up a 2-0 win away at Real Valladolid, sending the Yellow Submarine into sixth place of LaLiga.

  • Marc Mayo

    TEAM NEWS

    Liverpool leave Sadio Mane on the bench as they face a strong Manchester United line-up.

    Eric Bailly is the only player who started Tuesday's defeat to Leicester to remain in the team for the hosts.

    Liverpool's squad have made it to the stadium after it emerged the bus blocked off by supporters was NOT carrying any players.

    We have a dedicated match blog up and running which you can follow here.

  • Marc Mayo

    ‘ANGER’

    Gary Neville has underlined how the European Super League debacle has sparked the protests seen at Old Trafford and elsewhere.

    He told Sky Sports: “They distrust the ownership and don’t believe they will deliver on the promises that have been made.

    “What we have at the moment is a Man Utd fanbase which is wound up more than its ever been before. And you’ve got football fans all over the country who have been wound up in the last few weeks.

    “Because I think, what the Glazer family and other five owners demonstrated was that the danger to their own clubs isn’t just contained to their own clubs, that they’re actually willing to damage every fan in this country.

    “That has resurfaced the anger in the past few weeks.”

    Credit: AFP
  • Marc Mayo

    BOC TO IT

    Edinson Cavani hasn’t shut the door on a move to Boca Juniors after admitting the talk of him signing for the South American giants at the end of this season were 'real'.

    The Uruguayan forward, 34, ended the uncertainty around his future earlier this week by signing a new, one-year £250,000-a-week contract at Manchester United.

    Cavani told journalist Marcos Vitette: “The possibility I was going to sign for them was real.

    “But I was always clear. What has been said and printed is half true, half lies.

    "Sometimes it’s like that. But the chance was real.”

    Credit: EPA
  • Marc Mayo

    DAY DREAM

    Dayot Upamecano has revealed he was desperate to join Manchester United as a teenager.

    The 22-year-old has impressed for RB Leipzig in recent years, earning a move to their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

    He told the Athletic: “I was a young boy. I wanted to sign for them straight away.

    “Manchester United! But then my parents took me aside and said: ‘Let’s think carefully about this’.

    “We thought about it for a long time and then decided that going ‘etape par etape’ (step by step) was the best option for me.

    “Everything Ralf said came true.”

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