Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pass his third test tonight? Well, the possibility is looking quite good but it’s not easy to defeat in-form Liverpool. Moreover, the Reds have an in-depth squad and phenomenal pace, which will create problems for United.
The last time these two sides faced each other, Liverpool thrashed United 3-1 at Anfield. The result of this fixture led to the sacking of Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era began.
Since that fixture, a lot has changed at Old Trafford. The current side of the Red Devils look much more confident and their performance has also improved a lot.
Liverpool, on the other hand, missed a great chance of increasing their lead on Manchester City and are currently in the second position. Manchester City are leading the points table, but the Reds have one game in hand. If United defeats Liverpool, then the Citizens and the Anfield outfit will share the first position in the league table.
Also, winning this game is important for United as well because if they lose tonight and Arsenal defeats Southampton. Then the Gunners will move up to the fourth position while the Red Devils will slip down to the fifth position.
This fixture is always important for both the sides and especially for United. Because of this Sir Alex Ferguson might give a team talk before the game starts. Solskjaer has already given permission to the manager and told that it will be a huge confidence boost for his side.
Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are going to miss this fixture due to injury. While Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are set to make a comeback tonight.
As for Liverpool, Joe Gomez is the only player sidelined due to injury. While Dejan Lovren is doubtful for this encounter.