| 13.9°C Dublin

Temp Head

MANCHESTER UNITED have launched a full on charm offensive to make sure that Sunday's potentially explosive Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield goes without a hitch.

Speculation suggests that all United players have been instructed to shake hands with their opposite numbers, while Nemanja Vidic and Michael Carrick (pictured) have both called for calm and mutual respect in the wake of the Hillsborough report.

"There is a lot of history with these two clubs," Vidic said.

"We have some history as well, we have some tragedies, just like Liverpool. We should respect each other."

Carrick agrees: "After what has gone on there is added responsibility on the players for everything to go smoothly. We will all be doing our utmost to make sure that is the case."

The Manchester United Supporters Trust, which has almost 200,000 registered fans, has also issued an unequivocal condemnation of any chanting which mocks the Munich and Hillsborough tragedies.

3SEE PAGES 76-79