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12noon Man Utd news: Paul Ince picks combined Kop and Utd XI, Mata rated the key man, Bebe blast

Read this and more gossip, plus all the latest transfer news, from Old Trafford.

MY INCE-PERFECT UTD AND KOP XI

PAUL INCE picked his combined XI between Liverpool and Manchester United, and the 51-year-old selected Alisson Becker over David de Gea in goal.

Liverpool host arch rivals United on Sunday and Ince gave his combined XI to talkSPORT in preparation of the match. Click here to see Ince's full team.

IT'S A MATA OF CREATIVITY

JUAN MATA holds the keys to Manchester United getting a huge result at Anfield, says Danny Higginbotham.

The Spaniard has been in and out of the side all season but he is the creative type Jose Mourinho needs against Liverpool. Click here for the Analyst's full verdict. 

KLOPP SAYS JOSE IS TOP

JURGEN KLOPP rose above the barbs after Jose Mourinho dug out his Liverpool rival for his failure to win trophies.

The Kop boss called under-fire Manchester United chief Mourinho “the most successful manager in the world” ahead of Sunday's crunch Premier League showdown at Anfield.

FERGIE DINE

SIR ALEX FERGUSON received a nice surprise when he went for lunch in Manchester.

Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes were all waiting outside The Ivy for the 73-year-old Red Devils legend.

WOE BEBE!

OLD TRAFFORD may be known as "the theatre of dreams", but for Bebe it was more of a nightmare.

The forward only played seven times for Alex Ferguson's side and has now revealed he was relieved when he left Manchester United, hailing the moment he heard he had been sold as the best moment of his life.

ALISSON CLOSING ON DE GEA

JAMIE CARRAGHER has claimed that Alisson Becker is starting to take over David De Gea in the race to be the world's best goalkeeper.

De Gea is now 11th in the world with a 67.5 per cent save rate whereas last season the United player finished on 80.3 per cent.

WORTH A VIEW

LUKE SHAW'S £2.8million six-bed mansion is up for sale… complete with a bizarre four-screen games room.

The Manchester United star's house boasts a home cinema, a gym and a spacious garden for a kick-about.

TRACS OF MY FEARS

JOSE MOURINHO insists he will not park the bus against Liverpool… but it was a tractor that caused havoc at Carrington.

Luke Shaw could have a very valid excuse for turning up a few minutes late for training after the England defender was blocked off by the monster vehicle.

BATTLE OF THE REDS' QUIZ

THE battle for supremacy is fierce between England's biggest footballing success stories.

The history books shows that Manchester United have more domestic trophies but, of course, Liverpool have been more dominant in Europe. Click here for our quiz on the big match.

STATS AMAZING

MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal have spent less time in winning positions than West Ham and Brighton this season despite being higher than them in the Premier League table.

The Red Devils have spent only 397 minutes in winning positions whilst for The Gunners it's just 351.

NO WAY JOSE

JOSE MOURINHO is growing more and more concerned that Manchester United will have another quiet transfer window in January.

The Special One is furious at the thought of the club failing to deliver any of his defensive targets for a second time in six months.

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