Here are your Manchester United evening headlines for Monday, January 25.
Fernandes responds to tired claims
Bruno Fernandes has hit back at suggestions claiming he is tired after he was left out of United's starting XI against Liverpool at the weekend, with Donny van de Beek starting in his stead.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested his creative midfielder ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round tie, introducing him midway through the second half. Fernandes duly responded, firing a brilliant free-kick past Alisson Becker to move United into the fifth round.
But the Portuguese midfielder rejected claims that he is feeling tired after a busy and physically demanding campaign to date.
"Tired? At 26 years old I can't be tired. If I'm tired now, when I arrive at 30, 32, I will not play. I will play one game in five so, no, I'm not tired," he said after his cameo role in the FA Cup victory.
"Of course the coach knows what is better for the team and today he chose to play with Donny to give some freshness to the team. I think it's fair enough because Donny is training really well, he's been important for us and will be more and more important in the future."
Neville on Lampard sacking
Former United defender Gary Neville believes that Frank Lampard is a better manager now, despite his sacking on Monday morning.
Lampard was relieved of his duties as Chelsea manager on Monday after 18 months in charge. Neville, though, believes that his former England teammate is a better manager now than when he was first hired by the Blues.
"I don't believe that (Lampard took the job too early). Frank was left with no choice but to take the job as Chelsea manager," Neville told Sky Sports.
"It's okay everyone talking about picking and choosing your jobs, there is no way you can turn down the Chelsea job if you're Frank Lampard. He's a better manager for it today than he was 17 months ago.
"The biggest thing I would hope now is that off the back of the Chelsea job that Frank is able to go and build a managerial career. He is a better manager now I can guarantee you that than the one who was managing at the start of the season or the season before that."
How Chelsea's transfer activity vindicates United's
United supporters were frustrated at the club's lack of transfer activity in the summer window after the deadline passed. However, as Richard Fay writes for MEN Sport, Chelsea's underwhelming season vindicates United's relatively quiet window.
Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-2 in a thrilling FA Cup fourth round encounter at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes' free-kick secured the win after Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford goals had been cancelled out by a Mo Salah brace. United will face West Ham in the fifth round, while their next league game is at home to Sheffield United.
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Chelsea spent more than £200 million in the summer, acquiring the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy.
United, in contrast, signed Van de Beek, Edinson Cavani on a free transfer, Alex Telles, and two teenager wide players, one of which did not arrive until January.
After missing out on Jadon Sancho, many were frustrated with the club. However, United currently sit top of the Premier League, are into the fifth round of the FA Cup, and are 11 points clear of Chelsea. Sometimes, spending vast sums does not help.