Manchester United Vs Liverpool Tactical Preview: Team News, Predicted XIs, Key Men, Streaming Links

Manchester United
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United speaks with Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and Atalanta at Old Trafford on October 20, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Manchester United will entertain Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday night as both sides look to go all out for the three points in the Premier League. The Red Devils managed to secure a come-from-behind win against Atalanta in midweek which will give them some confidence heading into this clash. Similarly, Jurgen Klopp’s men earned an impressive 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid in their last outing, so they will be eager to keep their good form going this weekend.

Talking Tactics

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first team for this game. The Man United boss will ask his players to play on the counter and expose Liverpool’s weaknesses using the pace of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood out on the wide areas.

Jurgen Klopp will set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation and could bring Fabinho back to his starting XI for this match at the Theatre of Dreams. The German head coach will expect his men to dominate possession and create enough chances to win this highly anticipated Premier League clash.

Team News

Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Fred are all significant concerns ahead of this game but Raphael Varane would be available to face Liverpool this weekend. Otherwise, Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns to cope with before this showdown against the Reds.

Manchester United Predicted XI

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo

Liverpool
MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 19: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with team mates after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC at Wanda Metropolitano on October 19, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
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Liverpool

Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliott remain sidelined for the Merseyside outfit while Curtis Jones is a major doubt for this contest. Klopp will still have a strong squad to choose from this Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool Predicted XI

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Key Men

Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo will once again carry most of the goal-scoring burden for Man United in the final third. However, all eyes will be on the performances of David de Gea and Harry Maguire as they will be in for a tough test against an in-form Liverpool front three.

Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is currently enjoying the form of his life for the Merseyside giants, so he will be expected to find the back of the net this weekend. Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip will have to be at their best if they are to stop the Red Devils from scoring during the 90 minutes.

Streaming Links

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom Sky Sport/Sky Go
USA NBC Sports
India Hotstar
Canada DAZN
Spain DAZN
Italy Sky Sports
Germany Sky Sports
Australia Optus Sports
New Zealand Spark Sports

 

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