Manchester United remain the only side to take points off Liverpool this season. At Anfield this weekend, the 20-time Premier League champions will be hoping to go one better and scoop the victory.
Obviously, that’s easier said than done given the form that our North West rivals are in. However, in these types of games, you’ve always got a chance.
Credit where it’s due, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s big-game record deserves respect. He’s done well against our fierce rivals in the two meetings thus far and how sweet would it be to get one over on them here? After all, the pressure is solely on them.
Ahead of the game, though, United have been dealt a major injury blow, with superstar 22-year-old Marcus Rashford not expected to be fit to take on Liverpool. As Solskjaer says, he’s not holding his breath while thinking he ‘probably’ won’t be ready…
“I can’t tell you now,” Ole replied when asked Rashford’s availability, per ManUtd.com.
“As I said with Harry [Maguire] a few weeks ago, of course we’re going to give him the absolute amount of time to find out.
“We’re going to do some more checks and treatment with him today. Yesterday of course was just a recovery day anyway and some treatment for him.
“I haven’t seen him this morning, but I’m not going to hold my breath. I would probably think that he wouldn’t be ready, but let’s see. There’s still 48 hours, more than that, so let’s see.”
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, eh? I didn’t have a problem with Rashford coming on against Wolves on Wednesday. After all, the goal was scored with our #10 on the field so perhaps that may not have happened otherwise.
The good news is that Rashford hasn’t been completely ruled out – which indicates to me that this isn’t a majorly serious issue. As the gaffer says, there’s still 48 hours before go-time so maybe the Englishman can make some sort of miracle recovery and at the very least take his place on the bench?
If not, this game is going to be much tougher for us without Rashford on the field. After all, he has been by far and away our best offensive weapon this term…