James Milner has said he will become a Manchester United fan for the first time in the hope they can aid Liverpool’s bid to win the Premier League title. The versatile veteran has played for three of Manchester United’s fiercest rivals — Leeds, Manchester City and Liverpool — in the course of a 17-year career and more than 600 senior matches. But the 33-year-old former England international would be delighted if Manchester United did Liverpool a favour in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Wednesday’s match is Manchester City’s game in hand over leaders Liverpool and victory would see the reigning champions go one point clear at the summit with three matches remaining.