Manchester United vs Liverpool Premier League LIVE Football Score 24 Oct 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Manchester United is going head to head with Liverpool starting on 24 Oct 2021 at 15:30 UTC at Old Trafford stadium, Manchester city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Liverpool F.C.–Manchester United F.C. rivalry is a high-profile inter-city rivalry between English professional football clubs Liverpool and Manchester United. It is considered the biggest fixture in English football and one of the biggest rivalries in world football (along with derbies such as the Old Firm in Scotland, the Superclásico in Argentina, El Clásico in Spain, and the Derby della Madonnina in ItalyPlayers, fans and the media consider the fixture between the two clubs to be their biggest rivalry, above even their own local derbies, with Everton and Manchester City respectively.
The rivalry has been fuelled by the proximity of the two major cities that they represent, their historic economic and industrial rivalry, significant periods of domestic footballing dominance and European success, and their popularity at home and abroad, as two of the biggest-earning and widely supported football clubs in the world.
The two clubs are the most successful English teams in domestic, European and worldwide competitions; between them they have won 39 league titles, 19 FA Cups, 13 League Cups, 36 FA Community Shields, nine European Cups, four UEFA Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, five UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup and two FIFA Club World Cups
Each club can claim historical supremacy over the other: United for their 20 league titles to Liverpool’s 19 and Liverpool for being European champions six times to United’s three. Manchester United lead in terms of total trophies won, with 66 to Liverpool’s 64Manchester United also lead in the head-to-head record between the two teams, with 81 wins to Liverpool’s 68; the remaining 58 matches have finished as draws.
The cities of Liverpool and Manchester are located in the north west of England, 35 miles (56 km) apart. Since the industrial revolution, there has been a consistent rivalry between the two cities based on economic and industrial competition. Manchester through to the 18th century was the far more populous city and was considered representative of the north. By the late 18th century, Liverpool had grown as a major seaport – critical
to the growth and success of the northern cotton mills. Over the next century, Liverpool grew to supersede Manchester and throughout the late 19th and early 20th century was often described as the British Empire’s second city. The links between the two cities were strengthened with the construction of the Bridgewater Canal, the Mersey and Irwell Navigation and the world’s first inter-city railway, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, for the transport of raw materials inland.[
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes and Fred are injury doubts for Sunday’s game.Marcus Rashford, who was forced off with a dead leg against Atalanta, will also be monitored.
Curtis Jones is back in training after missing Liverpool’s last two games with a groin issue and could come into contention.The trip to Old Trafford comes too soon for Thiago, who continues his recovery from a calf problem.
- Manchester United have won just one of the past 10 Premier League meetings, though six of those games have been drawn.
- Liverpool won 4-2 at Old Trafford in May and are vying to claim back-to-back league victories away to United for the first time since 2002.
- The Merseysiders are unbeaten in their last 25 top-flight fixtures against teams with ‘United’ in their name – one short of the record in English league football, set by Brentford between October 1998 and November 2000.
- Manchester United have conceded in each of their last 12 league and cup home matches, their longest run without an Old Trafford clean sheet since a 13-game sequence ending in February 1964.
- United have taken eight points from their previous seven top-flight home games (W2, D2, L3).
- Marcus Rashford has scored four Premier League goals in eight appearances against Liverpool – the only player to have netted more for United against the Merseysiders is Wayne Rooney, with six goals.
- Bruno Fernandes has been involved in a league-high 41% of his team’s attempts at goal this season, creating 31 chances and registering 26 shots.
- Liverpool have scored three or more goals in eight consecutive away games in all competitions, netting 28 goals in total.
- That sequence includes five top-flight matches – the only side to have scored at least three goals in six consecutive Premier League away fixtures are Manchester United, who did so last season.
- The Merseysiders are unbeaten in 18 league games, the longest current streak of any team in England’s top four divisions (W13, D5).
- Mohamed Salah, who has scored in each of his side’s last six league matches, registered three goals in two appearances at Old Trafford last season – no Liverpool player has ever scored in three consecutive away games against Manchester United.
- Each of Roberto Firmino’s last 10 Premier League goals have come away from home. Only three players have had longer such runs: Ryan Giggs and Harry Kane (13 goals each) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (11).