Match Today || Manchester United vs Liverpool Team News, Channel And Odds
Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday for a fixture that remains the biggest game in English football.
This is partly due to the pair being the most successful clubs in the history of the English game with 20 and 19 league titles respectively to their name.
Liverpool lead the way in continental competition with six European Cups to Manchester United’s three, but that haul is still enough to make United the second most successful English club in Europe’s premier competition, now known as the Champions League.
Liverpool have started off their campaign on a positive note, remaining unbeaten in the opening eight matches and picking up 18 points in the process. The Jordan Henderson-led side sit at the third spot with five wins and three draws whereas Manchester United are at the sixth position with four wins and two draws. Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two standout players for the occasion with the former leading the Premier League in the Golden Boot race. In their last encounter, Liverpool had defeated Manchester United 4-2 in May.
But the rivalry is also one of locality and competition between the two cities. They are just over 30 miles apart but connected by transport systems and business links that can give this the feel of a local derby.
Both have ambitions to challenge for the Premier League title this season, with early season form suggesting Liverpool’s will be the most serious and realistic of the two challenges to Manchester City and Chelsea.
Both teams are coming off unconvincing group stage wins in the UEFA Champions League in midweek and their stars turned out to be the heroes. Cristiano Ronaldo came up with another big goal against Atalanta to rescue Manchester United — who knows where they’d be without the 36-year-old’s six goals in eight matches — while Mohamed Salah is on a club-record run of nine straight matches with a goal after netting twice against Atletico Madrid.
How to watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool
Date: Sunday, Oct. 24
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
TV Channel: NBCSN
Manchester United vs. Liverpool lineups
Liverpool could be getting a Manchester United team missing several influential pieces. Red Devils star center back Raphael Varane is still out (groin), Bruno Fernandes and Fred are doubtful (undisclosed knocks), and it’s unclear whether Marcus Rashford will be ready after coming off the field in midweek with what his coach called a ‘dead leg.’
Manchester United projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-David de Gea-GK — 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 2-Victor Lindelof, 5-Harry Maguire (c), 23-Luke Shaw — 6-Paul Pogba, 39-Scott McTominay — 11-Mason Greenwood, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 10-Marcus Rashford — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United projected subs: 26-Dean Henderson-GK, 27-Alex Telles, 3-Eric Bailly, 20-Diogo Dalot, 34-Donny van de Beek, 31-Nemanja Matic, 17-Fred, 14-Jesse Lingard, 8-Juan Mata, 25-Jadon Sancho, 21-Edinson Cavani, 9-Anthony Martial