Jose Mourinho returns to his old stomping ground on Sunday as Manchester United face a difficult trip to Stamford Bridge. Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku, and Juan Mata also return to their old home.
A win for Manchester United over S.L. Benfica on Tuesday will put them on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages. Can we repeat what we did against them two weeks ago and get all three points?
It’s a clash between second and third place in the Premier League on Saturday as Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Can United stop Harry Kane from continuing his great goal scoring form?
Manchester United will be hoping they can get back to winning ways against Swansea on Tuesday. The two sides will fight it out to try and reach the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign when they face Huddersfield Town on Saturday. On the other hand, newly-promoted Huddersfield will be hoping to end their six game winless run.
Next up for Manchester United is an UEFA Champions League clash away to S.L Benfica. On Wednesday night (UK time), United will be looking to maintain their 100% record in the group stages this season. We take a look at past meetings between the two sides, early team news, and much more.
Manchester United v Liverpool is arguably one of the biggest matches in world football. Jose Mourinho’s men head to Anfield knowing that claiming all three points is crucial to keeping the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
Manchester United have been going from strength to strength this season, winning six out of their seven league games. The Red Devil’s have looked unstoppable going forward scoring on average three per game. Manchester United have also looked solid defensively, only Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has beaten David De Gea in the league this season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been suffering lately, having only won one game in their last six in all competitions. Failure to strengthen defensively in the summer is already costing them points. Liverpool have conceded twelve goals in seven games so far this season, only three teams have a worse record (Crystal Palace, West Ham and Watford). On the other hand, Liverpool have looked good offensively, creating the most chances in the Premier League this season.
United will be without three key midfielders for this massive clash. Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick will all miss the trip to Anfield. Romelu Lukaku had an injury scare while on international duty but should be fit to play on Saturday after coming off the bench to score in Belgiums 4-0 win over Cyprus. Phil Jones was another casualty of the international break, having been sent home with a knee injury. It remains to be seen whether he will be fit enough to start at the weekend.
Liverpool suffered a massive blow last weekend with the news that the influential Sadie Mane would face up to six weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne also look set to miss the game on Saturday. Brazilian pair Phillipe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino face a long journey back from International duty but should be fine for the weekend.
Surprisingly, Manchester United have won three out of their last five Premier League games at Anfield, only losing one.
On the other hand, Juergen Klopp has the advantage over Mourinho when it comes to the head to head between the two managers. Klopp has only lost once in seven against the United boss, winning three of these encounters.
Martin Atkinson has been appointed as the referee for this North West Derby. The last time Atkinson took charge of this game, he sent Steven Gerrard off 38 seconds after the midfielder came off the bench. United haven’t lost to Liverpool when Atkinson has been officiating.
This fixture has seen 16 red cards, the second most in the Premier League era (only behind Liverpool v Everton on 21).
Liverpool away is always a tough game but I believe that United’s firepower will be too strong for Liverpool’s vulnerable defence. Lukaku has been on fire this season, scoring eleven goals in ten club games, and I expect him to carry this form on with a brace on Saturday.
Score Prediction: Liverpool 0 – 2 Manchester United