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How United cope with Liverpool’s aggressive counter-pressing"

It's not often that Monday Night Football serves up a contest as exciting as this. Set your alarm clocks folks as this will be no ordinary Tuesday! Bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester United lock horns in one of the most anticipated matches of the season. 



The Red Devils have won the last 4 EPL clashes between the two sides but The Wolf says that the power of Klopp is starting to shine through. They have won 4 in a row and have the best attack in the Premier League with 18 goals so far this season. Firmino has really stepped up to the plate over the last month as the Reds continue to get contributions from across the park. 

The Red Devils continues with their inconsistencies. They were impressive against Leicester but were well below par against Zorya and Stoke where they failed to create enough genuine goal scoring opportunities. Rooney is again set to be on the bench as Mourinho is set to use the trio of Lingard, Mata and Rashford behind Inrahimovic. The problem for United in this one is that they will not be able to cope with the relentless pressure applied by the Reds. 

Since Klopp came to the club Liveerpool have scored more goals than any other team. The Wolf is getting behind Klopp’s men and is predicting a Liverpool win.

Liverpool versus Manchester United is always an intriguing game - with Jurgen Klopp's side firing on all cylinders and Jose Mourinho still trying to find his Manchester United side, it's Klopp's men that start as favourites.

While Liverpool overcame United in last season's Europa League, they've lost their last four league contests against the Red Devils and will be determined to put things right here.

Liverpool, however, have injury problems to contend with. Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Georginio Wijnaldum are all considered doubtful for this contest - which could prove a real problem.


Manchester United's back four now seems settled, and while Luke Shaw might be fit for the bench, it's unlikely Mourinho will deploy him from the outset against Mane. Daley Blind should play instead.

Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba appear to have established themselves as United's first-choice midfield duo, although it remains to be seen whether they boast the necessary defensive muscle against creative opponents. Here, they'll need to keep an eye on both Lallana and Coutinho, as well as watching for Firmino dropping deep from his centre-forward position.
This feels like the type of game where Mourinho might deploy Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian was very effective in last season's Europa League, because United could bypass Liverpool's press by hitting long balls towards the Belgian to win in the air, and he could be fielded at the top of the midfield triangle, making up the numbers in the centre and then joining Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front to challenge in the air.


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