Manchester United vs Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's clash at Old Trafford

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Liverpool will travel to Manchester United on Sunday, in a game which could be their last attempt to change their season around.

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The Reds' dream of reaching the knock-out stages of the Champions League went up in smoke after a 1-1 draw against FC Basel last Tuesday.

United, meanwhile, have built up confidence, wining their last five matches. Striker Robin van Persie was heavily criticised for his form this year but appears to turn the tide scoring both goals against Southampton last Monday which saw them taking home the win.

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Argentinian winger Angel di Maria is expected to make his return on Sunday after missing out on United’s previous two games.

Van Gaal criticised van Persie for his lack of form, but scored two goals last Monday, and with Radamel Falcao almost completely fit again is yet to be seen who will have a place in the starting XI on Sunday.

 

Liverpool finished runners-up in last year’s Premier League and beat Manchester United 3-0 last March. The confidence Liverpool had built up towards the end of the end of the season is disappearing very rapidly.

KICK-OFF: Sun 1.30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS...

Man Utd 0 – 3 Liverpool (Gerrard 34, 36, Suarez) Sun March 2014

Man Utd  1 (Hernandez) - 0  Liverpool  Wed 25 Sept 2013 Capital One Cup

Liverpool 1 (Sturridge) – Man Utd Sun 01 Sept 2013

STATS...

Each of the last seven Premier League meetings at Old Trafford have featured at least three goals

Steven Gerrard has scored more goals as an away player at Old Trafford than any other player in Premier League history (5).
Juan Mata has scored four goals from just five shots on target in the Premier League this season.

Robin van Persie has netted six goals in his last nine Premier League appearances against Liverpool.

Manchester United has secured 20 league titles opposed to Liverpool’s 18

ODDS...

Man Utd to win 1.75

Liverpool to win 4.4

Draw 3.7

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