Manchester United will welcome Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon in what is set to be another exciting clash between two of the most successful sides in English football. The Red Devils are in red hot form at the moment as they managed to secure a 6-2 win over AS Roma in midweek. In contrast, the Reds have been far too inconsistent as they once again dropped points last weekend when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by Newcastle United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and could be inclined to make a couple of changes to his starting XI for this game. The Norwegian head coach will probably instruct his players to soak in all the pressure and catch the Liverpool defenders off-guard on the counter.
Jurgen Klopp will stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and is expected to bring James Milner back for this game at the expense of Diogo Jota, who will drop to the bench. The Reds manager will ask his players to dominate the ball and be more clinical than they have been recently in the final third.
Anthony Martial (knee) and Phil Jones (knee) remain the only two notable absentees due to injury. Otherwise, Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this clash.
Manchester United Predicted XI
Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood
Klopp has no new injuries to deal with ahead of this weekend. However, Nathaniel Phillips is unlikely to be risked in this game as he continues to recover from a thigh injury.
Liverpool Predicted XI
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Fabinho, Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Bruno Fernandes will once again carry most of the creative workload for the Red Devils. The defensive performance of Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire could very well end up determining the fate of this contest.
The Merseysiders will rely on Mohamed Salah to find the back of the net this weekend as the form of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been far from convincing of late. Both Ozan Kabak and Fabinho will also have to find a way to keep the Man United attackers at bay during the 90 minutes.
Man United are the slight favourites to pick up all three points after being priced at 7/4 by the bookmakers. The draw has been listed at 13/5 while the Merseyside giants are 7/5 underdogs to secure a victory at Manchester.