Manchester United will host their arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday evening in the fifth game week of Premier League. Both sides head into the game with seven points from four games and looking to win the game to push Manchester City who are leading the table with four wins out of four.
The North-West Derby is the biggest football occasion in English football and arguably one of the best in the world with the most viewerships. The two sides share 38 League titles between them and losing the match is the last option.
Here is the predicted lineup of Manchester United against Liverpool for the highly anticipated game-
David de Gea is likely to make the first appearance of the season against Liverpool. He was left out of the squad for the first six games of the season in all competitions amid interest from Real Madrid. However, the deal for him to join Real Madrid did not go through and he will stay as a Manchester United player. Sergio Romero did not give the best performance against Swansea in the last game and de Gea is likely to take over in such a huge encounter.
The back four will remain unchanged. Makeshift center back Daley Bling will acompany Chris Smalling a the heart of defense and Matteo Darmian an Luke Shaw will play as th fullbacks.
Michael Carrick’s injury might make him unavailable for the match but there is no official confirmation. New signings Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin is likely to play as the two central midfielders in their first ever North-West Derby. Juan Mata, Memphis Depay and Ashley Young are likely to play in the attacing third behind the striker. Depay is likely to play a central role with Mata and Young on the wings.
Wayne Rooney is likely to lead the attack. Th English international recently surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton to become the top goalscorer for England and will be looking to end his goal drought in Premier League against the team he hates so much.