Man Utd MUN Fernandes (10'), Rashford (68')
2-4 FT
-
Liverpool LIV Diogo Jota (34'), Firmino (45+3, 47'), Salah (90')
Premier League Gameweek 34
May 13, 2021 KO: 19:15

Man Utd - Liverpool

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Michael Oliver Referee: Anthony Taylor
Fernandes 10'  
  34' Diogo Jota
  45+3 Firmino
  47' Firmino
Rashford 68'  
  90' Salah

Match preview

Solskjaer to bring back the big guns - How Man Utd and Liverpool could line up in the Premier League

The Red Devils' boss rotated his starting XI for the game against Leicester, but just two days later the superstars should return against Liverpool

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to reinstate several superstar names to his starting XI for the Premier League clash against Liverpool on Thursday evening.

The match between the two Premier League giants was scheduled to take place two Sundays ago only for it to be postponed due to protests outside the stadium towards the Glazer family from Man Utd supporters.

This fixture has now had to be squeezed in an already busy schedule, with Man Utd playing Aston Villa this past Sunday, Leicester on Tuesday, and now Liverpool on the Thursday.

Due to the short time between matches, Solskjaer made several changes to his line-up for the game against Leicester, which his side subsequently lost 2-1.

Man Utd

Big hitters like Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay were all given a rest, though some did feature off the bench.

Youngsters Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga were given a chance to impress.

All of the senior players who were rested will likely be reinstated against Liverpool.

Dean Henderson will start in goal in front of a back four of Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, and Luke Shaw.

Fred will partner McTominay in midfield, with Fernandes, Rashford, and Pogba supporting lone striker Cavani in attack.

Mason Greenwood is in supreme form and scored again against Leicester, but it may be his turn for a rest against Liverpool.

Harry Maguire is injured and faces a race to be fit for the Europa League final.

Liverpool

Liverpool's injury list is starting to get very long again, as in addition to long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Jordan Henderson, manager Jurgen Klopp is also now without James Milner, Ozan Kabak, Ben Davies and Naby Keita.

We will therefore likely see an unchanged back four from the win against Southampton, with Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right, Andy Robertson on the left, and Rhys Williams partnering Nat Phillips in the middle.

The midfield three will remain the same, too, with Thiago, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Fabinho in the central area.

There could be one change up top, though, with Roberto Firmino being reinstated to the starting XI in place of Diogo Jota, who started against the Saints.

Predicted XIs: Man Utd v Liverpool

LFC vs MU - Football tactics and formations

Recent Ratings

Next Game

82
Man Utd
VS
  Average Match Rating  
7.2
  Home  
6.6
6.7
  Away  
7.1
6.9
  Total  
6.8

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
9
Draws
5
3
Losses
3
8
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
37
27
Goals Per Game
1.85
1.35
More > 2.5 Goals
10
8
More > 3 Goals
8
6
Scored First in a Match
10
12
Scored Both Halves
7
3
Won More > 1 Goal
9
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
23
Did Not Score
4
5
Both Teams Scored
10
9
Kept Clean Sheet
10
7
Won Without Conceding
6
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
715
789
Possession
56
57
Passes
530
603
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
14
Shots on Target
5.15
5.10
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.10
Crosses
16
20
Offsides
1.92
1.94
Penalties
0.25
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.35
Tackles Won
7.55
8.90
Clearances
16
14
Interceptions
10
9.85
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
11
13
Total Shots Conceded
11
9.60
Shots on Target Conceded
4.11
4.05
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
11
Yellow Cards
1.95
1.35
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

  1. Knee Injury image description
  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Groin Strain image description
  4. Ankle Ligaments image description
  5. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  6. Knee Injury image description
  7. Hamstring image description