Confirmed Lineups: Man Utd vs Liverpool

Manchester United are set to take on Liverpool at Old Trafford in the only Premier League game this Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking to tie a Premier League record by winning their 18th successive league game.

We head into the game down in 14th place and only one point above the drop zone.

Here are the confirmed lineups for this afternoon’s game:

Manchester United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe, Ashley Young; Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, Fred, Daniel James; Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo, Brandon Williams, James Garner, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood

David de Gea recovered from an injury to take his place in the starting lineup this afternoon. He may be protected by a back five with Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Axel Tuanzebe all starting.

Scott McTominay and Fred will start in front of the defence but both like to push forward. We could do with more discipline from them against Liverpool’s front three this afternoon.

Andreas Pereira will try to be the playmaker in the middle with Daniel James and Marcus Rashford our only real goalscoring threats in the starting lineup this afternoon. Anthony Martial returns from injury to take his place among the substitutes, alongside Mason Greenwood.

Liverpool

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum; Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane

Substitutes: Adrian, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Naby Keita, James Milner, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alisson is back from the injury in Liverpool’s season opener against Norwich City to return between the sticks for Klopp’s side. The German coach has his usual back four available to him, with both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson expected to bomb forward from full-back.

Divock Origi starts on the right of their front three in the absence of Mohamed Salah, who is out with a twisted ankle. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will be the bigger threats up top.

Liverpool have a solid bench to change things in-play. Although there is not a striker among them, Origi could move into that role if Firmino picked up an injury.

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