Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Scholes claims Liverpool 'blew the league' last season with Old Trafford draw

Scholes claims Liverpool 'blew the league' last season with Old Trafford draw

It's one of the most important games of the year - it's the derby and we absolutely want to win this game.

United go into this fixture low on confidence thanks to a string of negative results.

David De Gea's worldwide break knock will add him to the injury-list alongside Paul Pogba, arguably snuffing out the majority of talent in the Old Trafford dressing room.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are an unprecedented 4/6 (PaddyPower) to topple their rivals at Old Trafford - such short odds for an away win in this fixture have never been known.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has oversaw United's worst start to a season in three decades and there are certain permutations that could see the Red Devils end the weekend in the relegation zone.

Everything is going Liverpool's way.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson are the envy of Europe at the moment and none of the Red Devils' full-backs can boast the sort of numbers they're producing in this Liverpool team.

Manchester United's already depleted squad has been additional hit by injury over the path of the worldwide fracture, with De Gea showing to have picked up a groin strain whereas representing Spain earlier this week. They'll also be getting a few starting players back who weren't in the lineup for the 1-0 loss to Newcastle.

The likes of Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot, Wan Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Greenwood also are doubtful for the game but will be assessed lately to have a clear picture. Jurgen Klopp's men have been sparkling with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Robert Firmino driving their quest for title glory.

When England's reconstituted top flight kicked off in 1992, the Merseysiders had 18 titles and United had just seven.

'They're not in the best way, they're not fully confident and they're not in the situation they want to be in.

"Everyone is working hard, even harder, and, sooner or later, when everyone is working hard, things get back to good ways". They might think this is the best occasion to bounce back from it but we know that.

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