Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC


Manchester United finish their stretch of three straight games against giant clubs by welcoming arch-rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday. They lost the first (at home to Paris Saint-Germain to in the UEFA Champions League), won the second (at Chelsea FC in the FA Cup fifth round) and now prepare for the “rubber match” of sorts.

United will be very fired up for this one, for all the obvious and natural reasons, but also have the added motivation of trying to overturn (or at least erase memories of) the disastrous result of the reverse fixture. The 3-0 debacle marked the end of the Jose Mourinho era, and it was certainly deserved when you consider he dropped Paul Pogba, and instead played young and a bit inexperienced defender Diogo Dalot up front.

You can certainly assume that interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t be doing that with his first team selection! Whether or not Solskjaer will have injured forwards Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard available for selection remains to be seen. Both are healing much faster than expected, but this match might be a bit too soon yet.

The Bank   MUFC Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC (4-3-3)

Attack:  Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata

Midfielders:    Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera

Defenders:   Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young

Goalkeeper: David de Gea


Liverpool at Manchester United FC FYIs

Injury Report for both sides: go to this link

Kick-off: Sunday February 24, Old Trafford, 205 pm (BST), 805 am (CST)


Starting XI Predictions: United   Liverpool

Odds via Betfair: Liverpool 13/10, Draw 5/2, United 2/1

Google Result Probability: Liverpool win 41%, Draw 27%, Manchester United win 32%

Manager Press conference videos: coming Friday

Prediction: United 1, Liverpool 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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