Manchester United welcome newly-dethroned champions of last year, Liverpool, to Old Trafford Thursday. Before Manchester City win the Premier League trophy regardless of who wins today, here are Manchester United vs Liverpool updates.
Premier League rescheduled this match from when United fans stormed Old Trafford in protest two hours before the original kick-off.
Then, the Red Devils’ 2-1 loss to Leicester City on Tuesday night because of their now hectic schedule.
As a result, though, City were crowned champions, while Man United are now fighting for second place.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are still a long way away from a Champions League berth.
But a 2-0 victory over Southampton over the weekend has improved their chances of finishing in the top four.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Team news
After resting his entire starting XI against Leicester on Tuesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will bring back his preffered squad.
Fans should get to see his usual starting lineup against Liverpool on Thursday.
However, Harry Maguire will miss the rest of Manchester United’s league games due to injury. Indeed, he’ll be lucky to play the Europa League final at the end of May, and might miss the Euros.
Given Eric Bailly’s injury history and Solskjaer’s carefulness with him, he may not play another whole match in 48 hours. As a result, Axel Tuanzebe could take the field instead.
Manchester United possible starting lineup: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has a problem at the back because Ozan Kabak is once again out for Liverpool.
Also, Fabinho may return to the back line instead of Rhys Williams, who was miserable against Manchester United earlier this season.
If Fabinho is not at centre-back for the away side, James Milner or Curtis Jones are ready to step in.
After missing the 2-0 victory over Southampton at the weekend, Roberto Firmino is expected to return. He may join the starting lineup in midweek at the expense of Diogo Jota.
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
- Manchester United will have played twice in the last 48 hours and three times in the last four days.
- On Tuesday, they were defeated 2-1 by Leicester in a bittersweet result.
- Firstly, the result proclaimed Manchester City as champions while also diminishing Liverpool’s chances replacing Leicester in the top four.
United and Liverpool have a history of playing out drab stalemates, and we predict the similar results as we first predicted.
The beleaguered hosts will return to their strongest lineup in order to cement their grip on second place.
But Liverpool have a lot more to play for, because they’re playing their last shot at Champions League.
So, we call another low-scoring draw between the two arch-rivals.