Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils welcome their biggest rivals to Old Trafford this Thursday, with the visitors still keen on breaking into the top four and securing a Champions League spot.
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An emphatic victory against AS Roma in the Europa League semi-finals coupled with a 3-1 thrashing against Aston Villa would have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Man United faithful giddy ahead of their Premier League fixture against historic rivals Liverpool if it wasn’t for their recent 2-1 loss to Leicester City.
Although a win is not vital for Manchester United – who find themselves comfortable in second place – the biggest game in English football comes with a lot more background than simply three points. With pride and bragging rights on the table this Thursday, the Red Devils will be expected to make an example of the ex-Premier League champions and deliver a harsh blow to their hopes of making it into the top four.
With seemingly the entire team on form after scoring 11 goals in their last three fixtures, Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes comes in at 7/1 (8.00) to score the first goal in the fixture and at 21/10 (3.10) to score anytime in the 90 minutes.
Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to take on one of their fiercest rivals in a battle pivotal to their Champions League hopes. Three points promise to be more than vital for the visitors this Thursday as they remain some ways off fourth place – with only four fixtures remaining in the 20/21 Premier League season.
Liverpool’s campaign has not gone exactly as expected. After winning the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years, much of the footballing world expected Jurgen Klopp to build on their momentum and take his team up to the next level. While it must be said that critical injuries have played their part in hampering the squad’s on-pitch chemistry, not many would have expected Liverpool’s fall from grace to have been this steep.
Although they have been knocked out of the major competitions, Liverpool still have an important Premier League qualification spot to play for. With rivalries this big in football, form, league position, statistics and metrics often fly out of the window, as fortune frequently favours the team that wants it more.
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