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Aug-11 13:17 first published at 13:17 PM

Manchester United are in crisis just a week into the new Premier League, with a new wave of protests against the Glazers and Erik ten Hag losing his first game. Loading Video Unavailable video Man United must overcome Ferguson’s departure – Javier Hernandez Manchester United’s situation appears precarious just a week into the new Premier League season. In their first competitive game under Erik ten Hag, the Red Devils were humiliated by Brighton. With new protests aimed at the Glazers, a former club director has revealed that he is planning a takeover bid. That news comes as United executives were warned that even Pep Guardiola would be unable to solve the club’s crisis, and Frenkie de Jong faced new pressure to accept a pay cut or leave Barcelona. Mirror Football compiles the most recent United news. EXPRESS YOURSELF! What should Manchester United’s starting lineup be against Brentford? Leave a comment below. Launch of a takeover bid

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Former United director Michael Knighton has revealed he hopes to launch a bid to buy the club and end the Glazers’ turbluent reign. Knighton formerly owned Carlisle United, though did face major backlash from fans of the Cumbrian club. Even so, the flamboyant businessman has confirmed that he is part of a consortium that are looking to take over the Red Devils. “We have an inept and frankly useless ownership who know little about this game of football. Everyone knows that we need new ownership of this football club and that is my aim and those are my objectives,” Knighton told Man Utd The Religion. Read the full story here. United sent Guardiola warning The dreadful defeat to Brighton means that the pressure is already on new boss Ten Hag, but United have been told that even Pep Guardiola would be helpless. Guardiola is one of the best coaches in the world, having won four of the last five Premier League titles. But former Liverpool star believes that even the Manchester City boss would struggle given the current squad at Old Trafford. “This Manchester United team right now, this squad of players, absolutely confirms that it doesn’t matter how good the coach is. If you have players who are not capable of playing at a level where the club should be, it’s not going to happen,” Nicol told ESPN. Read the full story here. De Jong comes under renewed pressure

Frenkie de Jong is under pressure to agree to taking a pay cut if he is to stay at Barcelona

Frenkie de Jong is coming under renewed pressure to either agree to a pay cut or leave Barcelona for Manchester United. The Dutchman is the Red Devils top target for the summer window, but a deal has stalled over his unwillingness to move to Old Trafford. But Barca have insisted that if he is to stay then he will need to agree to a pay cut. Club legend Gerard Pique has already agreed to cut his salary as the La Liga giants look to alleviate their financial issues. And another team-mate has followed in his footsteps to pile the pressure on De Jong. Read the full story here. Read More
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