Erling Haaland would be a fantastic signing for United in the summer – even if the Reds have to splash out a world record fee for the young Norwegian.

But sadly, I do fear he’s destined for City.

Just look at the facts – the Blues have owners who are looking long-term, and the truth is Pep Guardiola’s team need only a slight tweak rather than a significant strengthening of the squad.

United have over-performed this season, which was illustrated in the very poor performance against Liverpool on Thursday night.

That was Solskjaer’s best team – minus the injured Harry Maguire of course.

Liverpool had so much more resting on the game than us, but even so it was a depressing showing from the Reds who looked disjointed and have players in patchy form at this key part of the season.

With Europa League final places up for grabs, I’m fully expecting United to come out all guns blazing against Fulham in a dead-rubber of a game on Tuesday.

The Reds are 1/3 at Betfred to get back to winning ways after two defeats against top-four rivals in four days.

All eyes tonight will be on the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester.

Chelsea are 19/20 to win the match in normal time, or 1/2 to lift the trophy – while Leicester are 16/5 and 13/8 respectively.

One of my favourite players never to have worn the red of United is Jamie Vardy, who will make history at Wembley as being the only player in modern times to have turned out in every round of the FA Cup — including qualifying rounds.

Betfred have Vardy 11/2 to score first, and 9/4 to be on target anytime – and if you really believe in the football gods, Vardy is 150/1 to score a hat-trick!

In Betfred Super League, the vast majority of matches are early next week so the hard-pressed clubs can benefit from the relaxation of Covid restrictions, with limited crowds allowed back.

The TV game on Monday is Warrington-Huddersfield, while my hometown club Salford have the daunting trip to the home of the unbeaten league leaders, St Helens.

Saints are 15/8 favourites at Betfred to win the Grand Final, ahead of Wigan at 9/4 and Warrington at 6/1 – while Salford are amongst the outsiders at 100/1.

Whenever you bet, Betfred

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