Manchester United will host Spanish outfit Real Sociedad in their Europa League Group E opener on Thursday.

Monday night football does not get any better than this huge clash pitting Manchester United against rivals Liverpool.

Both teams are without a win from their two opening matches, leaving United second from bottom while the reds are 15th.

The Red Devils have conceded 6 goals in their consecutive defeats to Brighton and Brentford, scoring just once.

Liverpool on the other hand have played out to a 2-2 draw at Fulham before being held to a 1-1 home draw by Crystal Palace.

This is arguably the biggest fixture on the English football calendar and there is lots at stake for both sides.

Man United were embarrassed by Liverpool in their two Premier League games last season, suffering a 5-0 loss at Old Trafford and 4-0 defeat at Anfield.

Do they have what it takes to launch a revenge mission against Jurgen Klopp’s side?

Click here to make your prediction for this game and more.

What time does Man United vs Liverpool start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Old Trafford.

Man United vs Liverpool team news

The return of Anthony Martial is the biggest news for the home team but he may start on the bench.

Despite the arrival of Casemiro from Real Madrid, the midfield three is likely to remain in the shape of Fred, Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen.

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the attacking line, flanked by Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

For the visitors, the departure of Sadio Mane to Bayern seems to be showing but Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz are more than capable.

They will most likely be supported by Roberto Firmino who was replaced by Darwin Nunez in the starting XI last week.

The rest of the away team will remain unchanged with Harvey Elliott expected to start as well.

Man United vs Liverpool head to head

Despite their recent recession, United have won 26 out of the 58 games played between them and Liverpool, who have won 22 times.

Another 10 have resulted in a draw, the last one coming in a barren draw last January.

Man United vs Liverpool current form

Both teams come into the fixture on the back of a terrible run of form that has seen Man United go 5 games without a win, losing thrice in the process.

The visitors have only won once in their last 5 games, losing twice.

Man United vs Liverpool prediction

This is a tough one to call, especially with the lack of conviction from either side recently. Though, goals are expected with the amount of quality on the pitch.


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