On Sunday, Manchester United will host Liverpool in a crucial Premier League match at Old Trafford. The two teams enter the game fresh off midweek Champions League victories and will be eager to build on this purple batch with another favourable result. .
In Spain, Liverpool defeated Atletico Madrid 3-2 in yet another keenly contested affair. After assuming the drivers' seat by scoring two early goals through Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita, Antoine Griezmann gave the visitors the life line by equalising the score before the half-time break. A 78th-minute penalty by Mohamed Salah subsequently secured the win for the Reds.
In a broader perspective, Jurgen Klopp's men extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14. With Chelsea winning their test with Norwich City this weekend, Liverpool now rank third with 18 points from a possible 24. They are just four points off of the tally of the Blues who lead the pack in goals scored as well as fewerr number of goals conceded.
This withstanding, Manchester United will not be flattered by the recent results accumulated by their arch-nemesis on Sunday. The Red Devils go into the game on the back of an extraordinary 3-2 win over Norwich City, with goals from Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, and Cristiano Ronaldo ensuring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad grabbed three points in dramatic manner after their host had picked up two goals in.a space of five minutes.
Unlike the Merseysiders, United have struggled for form, winning just five games from their last 10 matches and have lost four of the remaining five games. This has significantly affected their status on the league table as they are currently rugged and are still struggling to find their rythmn.
Manchester United have only won one of their last ten Premier League matches with Liverpool (D6 L3), falling 4-2 in this identical match last season.
Liverpool are trying to win successive league games at Old Trafford for the first time since January 2002, following their 4-2 victory against Manchester United in May.
Rashford had to be replaced during the Atalanta game, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying our forward's issue was a dead leg, while Fred also left the field early, with the degree of that problem unknown. Anthony Martial was absent for the meeting with Leicester City and the midweek game against Non, although he is now back in training, while Raphael Varane has also missed those two games due to a hamstring issue sustained while playing for France.
For Liverpool, Harvey Elliott is out for a prolonged amount of time for Liverpool due to an ankle fracture suffered against Leeds United in September. Thiago Alcantara also remains out with a calf injury and will be unavailable for the trio to Old Trafford.
Manchester United: W5 L3 D2
Liverpool: W7 L0 D3.
Predicted starting XI
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Broadcast Information
Stadium: Old Trafford (Manchester)
France: Free, RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport en direct, Canal+ Sport
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India: Star Sports Select 1, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD1, Star Sports 3 Asia, JioTV
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Portugal: Sport TV3, Sport TV Multiscreen
Spain: DAZN, DAZN 1, Movistar+
Turkey: S Sport, S Sport+
United Kingdom: Sky Go UK, NOW, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Ultra HD
United States: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSN, SiriusXM FC, NBC Sports App, nbcsports.com, fuboTV, Telemundo