Wayne Rooney predicts Manchester United v Liverpool result
Wayne Rooney has given his prediction for Manchester United’s big game against Liverpool on Monday night.
Both teams have struggled for form to start the season, with Liverpool drawing their two opening games against Fulham and Crystal Palace.
Manchester United’s results have been even worse, losing to Brighton and Hove Albion and a horror loss away at Brentford.
Monday night is a huge game for both teams at Old Trafford, a fixture Manchester United lost 5-0 last season.
Rooney predicts Manchester United v Liverpool
Wayne Rooney has told The Times that he believes a repeat of United’s performance against Brentford could see United suffer a heavy home loss like last season.
This isn’t what he thinks will happen, though. Rooney expects United to show a reaction, and expects a respectable result – but does not expect the Red Devils to win.
He said: “Play like they did against Brentford, and United will suffer an even worse result than their 5-0 defeat by Liverpool last season.
“I don’t expect that to happen, by the way — I can’t see United winning, but I believe there’ll be a reaction and they’ll lose by the odd goal, or even snatch a draw.”
Manchester United have been embarrassingly bad in the first two games of the season, but will go into this fixture with Liverpool optimistic of a result.
United beat Liverpool 4-0 in pre-season just over a month ago, and while this result doesn’t really mean much, it was crucial for the mentality of the players, who had been hammered 9-0 on aggregate by Liverpool last season over two matches.
This will give the team a bit of belief, combined with Liverpool’s own poor start to the campaign. While Rooney thinks it is a ‘draw at best’ for United, Erik ten Hag’s team will be aiming for all three points.