Social Zone: Liverpool criticised for Gerrard handling, Man Utd's stock takes huge hit

England Under-21s were left red-faced, Liverpool's 'loyalty' is questioned and Manchester United have taken a hit on the stock exchange market.

It's fair to say a few eyebrows were raised when Lee Carsley was appointed as England Under-21s manager.

While his side have won three games this month to ensure they are at next year's tournament in Romania and Georgia, they fell to their first defeat in a European Qualifier since 2011 to Slovenia in Huddersfield.

While it hardly sends out an encouraging message ahead of next summer's tournament, one positive note is the scoring form of Aston Villa's Cameron Archer.

The forward scored in the 91st minute of their 2-1 defeat to Slovenia and he now has four goals in as many appearances.

If Gareth Southgate is looking for somebody to score him goals then maybe the 20-year-old is a potential solution.

Rio Ferdinand has criticised Liverpool's handling of Steven Gerrard.

The club legend departed the club towards the end of his career to join LA Galaxy and Ferdinand - who played at Man Utd for the majority of his career - says the Reds should've stopped Gerrard from leaving.

"They (Chelsea) courted him, they tried every which way they could through players and what not trying to get him and unsettle him. He became unsettled, flirted with the idea a little bit, but actually, loyalty probably made him stay at Liverpool.

"Whatever happened, he was courted by Chelsea. He decides to stay, and then he gets towards the end of his career and the club don't want to give him a new deal.

"Bearing in mind [he's] arguably the club's best-ever player, been apart of iconic moments at the football club and would have had so much to offer young players staying there from a culture, a mentality and somebody they can look at and identify as a local lad, but they let him go to LA Galaxy."

Ruthless from Rio but what else did you expect from somebody who played for Manchester United?

Everton could be set for new owners.

According to reports, four consortiums are interested in buying out Farhad Moshiri.

As it stands, Peter Kenyon is the big name leading one of them and he has wealthy US-based business duo Maciek Kaminski and John Thornton involved.

Kenyon is most known for his work at Manchester United, Chelsea and tapping up Ashley Cole.

Man United had their worst season in Premier League history this season, and it's been reflected in their stock prices. Be interesting to see what it could look like this time next year with another poor showing.

Erling Haaland is ready to play for Manchester City.

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