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A week-and-a-half later than billed, Manchester United tonight host Liverpool in a Premier League fixture postponed by fan protests earlier this month.
Ahead of the original May 2 date, supporters dramatically broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch in protest against the Glazer family, sparked in part by the failed European Super League attempt on top of the already widespread ill will towards the owners.
It marks the third game in five days for United, whose title hopes are over after defeat to Leicester on Tuesday confirmed Man City as champions - but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to deal a hammer blow to Liverpool’s Champions League hopes.
Chelsea’s shock home defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday offers Liverpool one final chance to make a late play for the top four, but they must realistically win at Old Trafford to keep those hopes alive.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester United vs Liverpool had been scheduled for an 8:15pm BST kick-off today, May 13.
It will be played closed doors at Old Trafford due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
Where to watch Man Utd vs Liverpool
TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky website or Sky Go app.
Man Utd vs Liverpool team news
Harry Maguire is sidelined for United. The 28-year-old sustained ankle ligament damage against Aston Villa and watched from the stands against Leicester on Tuesday.
Anthony Martial and Phil Jones remain out for United, while Daniel James has missed recent matches.
Man Utd provisional squad: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Lindelof, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Telles, Matic, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Mata, Diallo, Van De Beek, Elanga, Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani.
Liverpool will be without centre-back Ozan Kabak and midfielders James Milner and Naby Keita as none of the trio have recovered from the knocks which kept them out of Saturday’s win over Southampton.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his confidence in fielding the relatively-inexperienced central-defensive partnership of Nat Phillips and 20-year-old Rhys Williams, who kept a clean sheet against Saints.
Captain Jordan Henderson will not play for the club again this season as he continues his comeback from groin surgery.
Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Phillips, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Adrian, N Williams, Koumetio, Tsimikas, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Shaqiri, Woodburn.
Man Utd vs Liverpool predicted lineups
Man Utd XI:(4-2-3-1) Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani
Liverpool XI: (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Man Utd vs Liverpool prediction
United will be smarting from the home defeat to Leicester, but will be back to full strength. Liverpool simply cannot afford to lose, and this will be a real battle - but you’d back United’s star-studded attack against a weakened defence
Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool
Man Utd vs Liverpool head to head (h2h) results and history
(Premier League results)
Man Utd wins: 28
Liverpool wins: 15
Last League meeting: Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd (17/01/2021)
Man Utd vs Liverpool odds and betting tips
Man Utd win: 9/5
Liverpool win: 7/5
Cavani to score anytime: 9/5
2-2 draw: 10/1
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