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Wayne Rooney
With the opener in Bruges, Wayne Rooney ended a run of 878 minutes without a club goal Getty

Manchester United will take on Liverpool in the Premier League clash at Old Trafford on 12 September, Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5:30pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:50pm BST.


United come into this fixture after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City before the international break. It marked the first time the Red Devils conceded in the league, after keeping a clean slate three times before the clash against the Welsh club.

Louis van Gaal's side have been handed a massive boost after their goalkeeper David de Gea signed a new contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford. It is likely the Spaniard could start against the Reds on Saturday.

Deadline-day signing Anthony Martial, who arrived from AS Monaco, could make his debut for United in front of home fans. It is still not clear whether the French international could start in the next league clash.

Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke is likely to lead Liverpool's strike force against Manchester United  Getty

Meanwhile, Liverpool enter this fixture after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United at Anfield. The same clash saw Reds midfielder Philippe Coutinho receive two yellow cards. Consequently, the Brazilian international will sit out the tie against United.

The defeat against West Ham was Brendan Rodgers' side first of the season. The Merseyside club will be looking to bounce back when they face their arch-rivals at Old Trafford on 12 September.

What managers say

Louis van Gaal: "I have a superb relationship with my players. Maybe you have to consider how many players are coming to the manager to say something. In my career as a manager, I didn't have so many players who are coming to say something about the atmosphere in the dressing room, about the way we train, or something like that."

Brendan Rodgers: "United is a huge club and will always be under scrutiny. The intensity of this fixture is still there. The players will feel it. It's a good opportunity for us on the back of a disappointment. It's a chance to put that behind us."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester United to win: 11/12
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Liverpool to win: 13/4

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W D W W
  • Last Result: Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United


  • Last Five (all competitions): L D W W W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 0-3 West Ham United

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal is satisfied with his options up front Getty Images

Manchester United

  • Injured: Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Herrera, Depay; Rooney


  • Injured: Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan
  • Doubtful: Jordan Henderson, Adam Lalllana
  • Suspended: Philippe Coutinho

Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez; Can, Lucas, Milner; Ibe, Benteke, Firmino