Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool will look to inflict more pain on Manchester United when the two sides meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United were poor in their 4-2 loss away at Leicester City last weekend, with the divisons joint top scorer Jamie Vardy among the scorers.

They did rally to earn a vital win over Atalanta in the Champions League though, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a late winner.

Liverpool go into the game in great form, having thrashed Watford 5-0 at Vicarage Road last time out, with Roberto Firmino scoring a hat-trick.

The Reds have also claimed nine points from nine in the Champions League, edging out Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a classic at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Premier League form: Manchester United W2 D1 L2; Liverpool W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes & Mason Greenwood 4 goals each
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah 7 goals

Match history
Liverpool took four points off United last season, winning 4-2 at Old Trafford, which went a long way to securing Champions League football.

United’s last league win over Liverpool came back in 2018, with Marcus Rashford scoring twice in the victory.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester United 2 Liverpool 4 – 13/05/21
Liverpool 0 Manchester United 0 – 17/01/21
Liverpool 2 Manchester United 0 – 19/01/20
Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 – 20/10/19
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 0 – 24/02/19

Team news
Bruno Fernandes is reportedly a doubt for the hosts having sustained an injury late on in the win over Atalanta.

Fred and Rashford could also miss out, however Anthony Martial could return having missed the last two.

Thiago remains out for Liverpool, but they could have Curtis Jones back for the fixture.

Fabinho is expected to return to the XI having missed the last two matches for Liverpool.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane


Result: Liverpool
Given the form of the two sides, it’s hard to look past an away victory

Correct Score: 1-2
Manchester United have conceded eight in their last five games and Liverpool should get a few

Anytime Goalscorer: Roberto Firmino
Firmino scored twice at Old Trafford last season and has made a very good start to this campaign

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