A showdown at Anfield, perfect records on the line at Selhurst Park and an old face meeting Chelsea at the Hawthorns

As Manchester United’s team bus left Luton on Tuesday night, a dissident band of fans broke into a chant. “What do we want? Sancho!” they bellowed. Ed Woodward’s ears undoubtedly burned as the chances of Jadon Sancho’s arrival now appear low. United’s frankly dreadful performance last Saturday against Crystal Palace increased fears among supporters that this will be another summer in which unsatisfactory transfer business takes the club backwards. Each of United’s peers in the top four have strengthened and appear willing to do more business. A similar flop against what has looked a more than useful Brighton team, with Graham Potter a canny reader of opponents, and the questioning of Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskj√¶r may swiftly reach fever pitch. The improvements made last season can swiftly be undone. Should United lose then expect to see Woodward reach for the chequebook, even if United’s record with panic buys has been atrocious in recent years. JB

26/04 - On this day in 1992, Leeds won their third top-flight title thanks to a 3-2 win vs Sheffield United, and a Liverpool victory over Manchester United. MOT. pic.twitter.com/QHMcFiiByz

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