Manchester United’s biggest game of the season so far is just a few hours away. Jose Mourinho will be hoping his Red Devils side can pick up a victory against Liverpool, to keep the momentum building.
Date: 14th October, 2017
Kick-off time: 12:30 BST
Referee: Martin Atkinson
At this point in time, Manchester United are sitting joint-top of the Premier League table, alongside Manchester City. Scooping three points here would guarantee our place at the summit, with Guardiola’s team hosting Stoke City later on in the day.
Without a doubt, this is United’s toughest assignment in 2017/18. This will provide us with a real update as to whether we’ve made improvements from last season. Make no mistake, Liverpool away is never easy, but they haven’t looked great recently – particularly defensively.
They can be got at, and if the manager sets them up in the correct manner, then a huge victory is certainly on offer for Manchester United.
Mourinho has had a couple of selection headaches to sort out. Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are all injured and unavailable. That leaves us extremely thin in the midfield area which is an obvious concern.
It seems as though Romelu Lukaku has managed to overcome a slight issue and he should be ready to play. Phil Jones also missed out on playing for his country during the international break, but it’s looking like he’ll be ready to go.
De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Bailly, Young; Matic, Herrera, Mata; Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku.
Liverpool 0-2 Manchester United.
This is a bold prediction, but I genuinely feel we have what it takes to win this game. We’ve looked solid at the back this season, conceding just twice in seven Premier League fixtures. Mourinho will set us up to keep things tight, whilst looking to hit Liverpool on the counter. With Romelu Lukaku’s power coupled with Marcus Rashford’s speed, we’ll always have a chance at creating an opening.
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