The Barclays Premier League’s pick of the weekend fixture features the Red Derby between old foes, Manchester United vs Liverpool. With eight games played, the two teams exhibit different forms in the league, with one leading the league by eight points while the other lies in 12th place. In previous seasons, this fixture would be a close call with both teams being the most successful clubs in English football.
In recent times, Manchester United seems to be a shadow of their former self. Since Sir Alex Ferguson left the helm, they haven’t had a coach stay longer than three seasons. Fans hoped that with former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjær coaching the side, they would have performed better than they currently are. Just two points off the relegation zone, anything other than a win could spell disaster for Solskjær’s chargers.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Predictions
The English Premier League matchday 9 fixtures pale in comparison to Super Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Liverpool. United’s neighbours, the boisterous Manchester City, are hoping that United will do them a favour and beat Liverpool. At the very least, a draw could see City close the gap to six points with a win against Crystal Palace.
Liverpool’s trio has been in deadly form this season, scoring 20 goals in just eight outings. They also hold the record for the least amount of goals conceded to date. The gulf in class between the two teams is easily discernible in the roster of both teams.
United have been without the services of World Cup champion Paul Pogba who has only played twice this season so far, while first choice goalkeeper, David De Gea limped off while on country duty for Spain. They will be looking forward to the return of Anthony Martial to bolster their squad.
Man Utd Vs Liverpool Results
Last season, the trip to Anfield was not a fruitful one for the Red Devils. They lost 3-1 and drew the return leg at Old Trafford. When it comes to the head to head results in league competition, Man Utd leads the race with 68 wins to the Merseyside club’s 57. All stats point to a Liverpool win, with the score possibly highlighting the differences between the two clubs.