Manchester United face a must-win clash against arch rivals Liverpool this weekend.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is feeling the pressure after a run of three Premier League games without a victory, including two defeats.
Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Leicester City has seen United slip to sixth in the table – already five points behind leaders Chelsea.
Liverpool remain the only unbeaten side in England’s top-flight this season.
With their 5-0 win over Watford keeping them second, behind Chelsea.
But Jurgen Klopp’s side have often struggled at Old Trafford,
with last term’s 4-2 victory the German’s first ever scalp at the Theatre of Dreams.
United will host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, October 24.
The Premier League clash will kick off at 4:30pm.
Liverpool are looking to secure consecutive league victories at Old Trafford for the first time since January 2002.
Man United v Liverpool: Team news
Fred and Edinson Cavani are both in contention to return to the fold for the home side after returning late from international duty.
Anthony Martial is a doubt after missing the Champions League clash with Atalanta while Raphael Varane is still weeks away from full fitness.
For Liverpool meanwhile, their South American stars Alisson and Fabinho will also return in the Premier League after missing the trip to Watford.
Both Brazilians featured in the Reds 3-2 midweek win over Atletico Madrid.
Diogo Jota also emerged as a substitute at the Wanda Metropolitano to hand Liverpool a boost after he picked up a knock while away with Portugal.
Harvey Elliott remains a long-term absentee while Klopp has concerns over Thiago Alcantara and Curtis Jones who are yet to make their comebacks.
Man United v Liverpool: Match facts
- Manchester United have won just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D6 L3), losing this exact fixture 4-2 last season.
- Following their 4-2 win at Man Utd in May, Liverpool are looking to secure consecutive league victories at Old Trafford for the first time since January 2002.
- Manchester United shipped four goals in a home Premier League game for only the fifth time in last season’s encounter with Liverpool, losing 4-2. The last team to score 4+ goals in consecutive top-flight visits to Man Utd was Burnley in 1961-62 (won 4-1) and 1962-63 (won 5-2).
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 25 Premier League matches against ‘United’ teams (W18 D7) since losing 2-1 away to Manchester United in March 2018. Should they avoid defeat here, it would be the joint-longest unbeaten run against ‘United’ teams in the history of the Football League, matching Brentford’s 26-game run between October 1998 and November 2000.
- Manchester United are without a clean sheet in any of their last nine home league matches, their longest run without one since a run of 10 between September 1970 and February 1971. Meanwhile, the Red Devils have only picked up eight points from their last seven home Premier League matches (W2 D2 L3), winning twice as many points in their previous seven at Old Trafford (16 – W5 D1 L1).
- Liverpool are unbeaten in 18 league games, the longest current run in the top four tiers of English football (W13 D5). Away from home, the Reds have scored at least three goals in each of their last five Premier League games (17 in total), with only Man Utd last season having a longer such run in the competition (6).
- In the Premier League, only Wayne Rooney (six goals) has scored more times for Manchester United against Liverpool than Marcus Rashford (four goals in eight appearances).
- Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scored three goals in his two away games against Manchester United last season (2 in the FA Cup, 1 in the Premier League) – no Liverpool player has ever scored in three consecutive away games against Manchester United before.
- Each of Roberto Firmino’s last 10 Premier League goals for Liverpool have come away from home. In the competition’s history, only three players have had longer such runs – Ryan Giggs (13 between 2001 and 2003), Harry Kane (13 in 2017) and Ole Gunnar Solskjær (11 in 2002).
- With 26 shots and 31 chances created, Man Utd’s Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in a higher share of his team’s attempts this season than any other player in the Premier League (41% – 57/138). Nine of his chances created have been for Mason Greenwood, with no player setting up a teammate more so far this term.