Liverpool hero McManaman sympathises with Man Utd over Heinze row
McManaman feels the whole thing has become a farce and that Liverpool would do everything in their power to stop the Red Devils signing one of their players.
He said: "As soon as someone says the lawyers are involved it takes it to another level.
"I understand where Fergie's coming from, I wouldn't want to strengthen a rival. But you can see why Liverpool want to buy such a good, tough-tackling defender."