Premier League: How will Manchester United lineup vs Liverpool?

Manchester United's Probable Playing XI vs Liverpool

North-West Derby: How will Manchester United lineup vs Liverpool?
North-West Derby: How will Manchester United lineup vs Liverpool?

Manchester United will be up against Liverpool on Sunday, 24th October at Old Trafford in the Matchday 9 of the English Premier League 2021/22 season. When United hosts Liverpool, they will be trying to snap a three-match losing streak and pick up all three points in the Premier League.

The Red Devils will be coming off a stunning 3-2 triumph over Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League after coming back from a 2-0 deficit. They have only one point from their previous three PL games, the most recent of which being a 4-2 loss to Leicester City last weekend. United will now try to avenge their defeat in this game against a difficult Liverpool team whom they haven’t beaten since 2018.

On that note, let’s take a look at how Ole Solskjaer will make the Manchester United lineup vs Liverpool.

Manchester United lineup vs Liverpool

Goalkeeper

David de Gea
David De Gea

David De Gea

For the impending match against Liverpool, David de Gea is set to start as the shot-stopper for United. He has only one clean sheet in the PL, but he was instrumental in the victory over Atalanta, and he will be eyeing to throw in a sturdy performance and keep a clean sheet in this match.

Defenders

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Luke Shaw
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Luke Shaw

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Luke Shaw

Raphael Varane, who is currently out with a muscular issue, is the only definite unavailability for Manchester United.  While Varane is out, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire will continue their defensive combination. Maguire looked weary and lacked agility against Leicester City, but his effort against Atlanta will give him encouragement.

Aaron Wan Bissaka is a certainty to start at right-back, while Luke Shaw will slot in on the left-back. The duo will be anticipated to maintain their defensive form and compactness and help the club put up a strong performance.

Midfielders

Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes
Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes

Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes

After taking a knock against Atalanta, Fred is seen as a concern. Scott McTominay might be in line for a return to the starting lineup now that Fred’s availability is in doubt. Paul Pogba was only selected on the substitute in midweek, but he is expected to return to the starting lineup and play at central midfield.

Bruno Fernandes has been deemed doubtful ahead of this game but is expected to be fit on time. However, because no official statement has been made regarding Fernandes’s concerns, it is reasonable to presume that he will be able to play as an attacking midfielder in this clash. 

Forwards

Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo

 Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo
Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo

Rashford deserves to start and keep his spot from the win against Atalanta if he comes out on top in the fitness test. Rashford and Mason Greenwood, who will play on the left and right wings, will take up the wide positions. Ronaldo is likely to spearhead Manchester United’s attack. His deft mobility in front of goal may cause the Liverpool defense a lot of problems.

Manchester United’s Probable Playing XI vs Liverpool

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes; Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United's Probable Playing XI vs Liverpool
Manchester United’s Probable Playing XI vs Liverpool

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