14 Jan 2021 10:14:21
How do people think Utd should approach the game on Sunday and how do think we will approach it?

Should we stick with the same team (minus Martial) who played well at Burnley or go more defensive and introduce fresher legs.

I'd keep the same team apart from bringing in Greenwood for Martial.

I think Tuesday to Sunday is enough time for Matic to recover and I'd hope Pogba approaches the game with the same attitude he had against Burnley.

Our four are a little out of sorts but they are all capable of pulling of a moment of magic and I think they will have some joy again Liverpool's makeshift defense. If Greenwood and Rashford play high and wide they will also limit Liverpool's full backs ability to get forward.

In reality I'm sure Solkjaer will play McFred with Pogba on the left wing. Hopefully he won't drop Bailly.

1.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 11:17:07
We'll have to rely on some quality up front to get as a result. We've done that many times this season, albeit not as much in recent weeks, but if these players want to prove to everyone that they are worthy of their league position, there is no bigger fixture to do that in than a top of the table clash against our biggest rivals.

I'd bring Greenwood in for Martial.

Put Rashford on the left. Trent is suspect defensively, and Marcus tore him a new one not so long ago.

Keep Rashford and Greenwood high up and wide to pin their full-backs back. That should prevent them form swarming all over us, as they get a lot of support from their full-backs.

2.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 11:17:33
ST - Cavani Looked out of sorts against burnley but think he does so much off the ball running we need it for the wide players to gain the room they need.
LW - Rashford - looks better on the left, but has looked half the man recently.
CAM - Bruno - Speaks for itself
RW - Greenwood - similar point to Rashford, but think this game still means more to the local lads.
CM - Pogba - Got to play him after recent form, despite how he still frustrates me beyond belief.
CM - Fred - Just think he does more to cover for having Pogba in the middle and will frustrate Liverpool fans more than anyone else.
LB - Shaw - just need that defensive cover compared to Telles.
CB - Maguire - Only if Bailly is playing.
CB - Bailly - Our best CB.
RB - Tuanzebe - I think he looks great at RB and should give AWB a kick up the backside.
GK - De Gea

Subs - Martial for one of the front 3 65/ 70 mins.
Matic - for Fred because he is guaranteed to get a yellow so replace him before he gets sent off.
Donny - for Pogba if the game needs energy in the 2nd half.

Pretty much the same team, but go all out to just outscore them and not worry about conceding. We will not stop them from scoring for 90mins but I do believe that we can put more past their current back four than they can against ours.

Just hoping we don't play Rashford out of position and two of Mctom, Fred or Matic for the whole 90 for a boring 1-1 finish.

3.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 11:19:39
Fred and mctominay will come in, I’d say pogba will be pushed out to the left with rashford and cavani up top.

4.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 11:45:51
It will be the same team that lined up against aston villa.

5.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 11:50:43
I would be cautious and pho with a 4-3-2-1. AWB, Bailly, McGuire and Shaw as a back 4. Mctominay and Fred on either side of DvdB in the middle with pogba and Bruno in front of them Cavani to lead the line. Would bench rashford to bring him and Greenwood on later in the game. If we can keep control of the midfield we can take the game to them and retain possession in their half.

6.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 11:37:19
I'd go with Matic in CM. I think the way he sat just in front of Bailly and Maguire allowed Shaw and Wan-Bissaka to push higher in the 2nd half against Burnley. Think Matic is the only disciplined one to do this out of him, Fred and McTominay.

I'd look at Pogba and either Fred or McTominay either side of Matic (Pogba left) with Fernandes at the top of a diamond. Get Fernandes closer to the Liverpool goal.

Rashford and Cavani up front.

7.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 12:08:01
Defend and play on counter, so many holes in lpool's defense without VvD.

8.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 12:42:25
Ryan's left foot

Congratulations on picking the most ridiculous team possible.

No way he benches rash + martial.
No way he plays narrow up front to release their fullbacks.

High wide split strikers, with fernandes false 9 / 10.

Cavani could drop for extra legs in midfield (maybe mctom, or fred)

9.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 14:50:36
I think I would go with:

DDG, AWB, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Rashford, Bruno, Pogba, Cavani.

McFred give us the energy and solidity we will need in midfield. Bailly is the better option alongside Maguire. Pogba is in good form so probably starts, Bruno is in poor form but is too good to drop for such a key game. Cavani's work rate makes more sense then Martial can come on with a point to prove against a tiring defence.

10.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 12:53:10
Drop Martial (as he should most of the time if you ask me) so that Rashford isn’t pushed out of position. Putting up Rashford against TAA and Cavani against their make shift defence is how we win this game. I’d bring back McTominay or Fred in place of Matic and of course start Bruno. Pogba played well and deserve to start also. Bailly will be essential and so I would keep the back foot unchanged. Right wing is always the debate, I’d start Greenwood but a Dan James appearance isn’t out of the question.

11.) 14 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021 17:54:42
I think we couldn't have asked to play Liverpool at a better time especially with our lads having the incentive of opening up a 6 point gap with them.

I would go with the team that Shappy has put up above me.

Pogba deserves to start with the way he has played in the last few games.

I might be tempted to make one change though in that Greenwood could start instead of Cavani so we have a very lethal option from the bench for the second half when the game might be a bit more stretched.

So, a bit of a 4-3-1-2 with Greenwood and Rashford drifting wide at times and Bruno/ Pogba making runs into the box. The disadvantage would be that we would lose a focal point (Cavani) .

12.) 15 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021 01:27:37
I can see Ole playing for the draw, but, as others have pointed out, Liverpool are there for the taking right now. No doubt they’ll up their game a little because it’s us, but even if Matip ends up playing I think their defense has the potential to be pretty porous.

While defend and counter might work against smaller teams, Liverpool’s front line has the talent to pick holes in even the most well organized of teams so I think we’d be better off taking the game to them. We won’t though.

My guess.
DDG. AWB. Shaw. EB. HM. Scott. Fred. Bruno. Cavani. Rash. Martial.

Wouldnt be too surprised if Pogba plays though as Ole always seems to pick him when fit and right now he actually deserves a place. If he does then I think Matic will play alongside him.

{Ed0666's Note - if I was Ole I would go for the jugular. We are dwelling on the ball a lot more than we used to which is breeding indecision we’re clearly not firing on all cylinders and Trent is not match fit and is ripe to target. I would say this is you’re best chance of a victory at Anfield for years. Saying that we’ve 8 days to train for this game a luxury that hasn’t been afforded this season so we’ll probably win so discount everything I just said. I have a feeling Shaquiri starts.

13.) 15 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021 10:36:07
Think Jonaldinho's observations are spot on.

We have to treat both upcoming Liverpool games as Cup Finals. We can lose both and it will smart a little but we'd still be in a title race with them and bowing out of the Cup early may be a good thing with that in mind.

Obviously I'd prefer us to win both of them 10-0.

Main thing is we need to attack from the outset. How we set up and first 15 mins will be very telling. These are the games we are well capable of winning and despite our woeful start the league table suggests we are the best in it doesn't it? (For now! ) . And yes I still expect City win this league btw.

League position can change radically - just ask Spurs. And I strongly suspect our position can vary from 1st to 6th and back again in the next few months. Its the first season in ages where teams could genuinely be fighting for the title in April and finish outside the Top 4 in May.

We all know we have our defensive frailties and are clearly overly reliant on Bruno and a tired-looking Rashford. let's see what this season brings though. Regardless where we end up though we have been playing some good stuff and are currently at the top on merit. Ole gets enough slagging off. He deserves some credit for that.

14.) 15 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021 08:25:57
Ed. There’s too much quality in your team to throw caution to the wind - especially given what’s at state. I would like to see us have a proper go at your defense though rather than sitting back and hoping for the occasional opportunity to break.

If you think Liverpool are dwelling on the ball too much, you should watch a few more United games. We’re moving the ball at snail’s pace these days and I can see your high press taking advantage of that on Sunday.

{Ed0666's Note - yes I hear you but you have the personell to play a more slicker game. Counter attacking is working very well for you as more teams are looking to sit back and conserve energy lately due to injuries and lack of fitness but we won’t sit back and unusually for us we cannot unlock defenses of late with Plan A which is going through the wide areas. Let’s hope plan B is Thiago.

15.) 17 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021 08:30:44
He has to go and try and win this game. The previous set up this season against our rivals and the two Champions league games were incredibly poor.

They may be playing Henderson and Fabinho as their centre backs. Add to that their forward line is mis firing. Normally I wouldn't dream of playing an open game against this Liverpool team but I think as things stand, we have to be brave and take the game to them.

If we play Fred and McTominay and concedes possession to try and counter, we could be in for a long day on Sunday.