The league table dictates United will head to Anfield billed as underdogs on Sunday.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are the only team to take points off leaders Liverpool this season.
It is a statistic which puts the rest of the Premier League to shame. Why haven’t the other 18 teams been able to step up?
As hard as it is to say, Liverpool have been very good – while sharing a slice of fortune – yet United head there with more hope than our last visit there under Jose Mourinho where we were trounced 3-1 and he was sacked a day later.
Former United defender and two times Champions League winner Wes Brown believes Solskjaer’s Red Devils can win on Sunday.
Brown told Sky Sports: “It’s going to be difficult against this Liverpool side, but I’m sure the lads will want to win it. We’ve beaten some of the best teams this season and I think we have a chance of doing it again.
“In these games, it doesn’t really matter where you are. There were times when we were top and they still beat us. You never quite know what could happen.”
It is good to hear Brown’s comments, and have an ex-player talking us up heading into the game. A bit of positivity can go a long way.
Results last weekend mean United are in fifth position in the table with a two point gap over sixth.
Fourth placed Chelsea are away at Newcastle on Saturday evening, then they will try to extend their current two point gap over us to five.
A draw at Anfield won’t seem like a bad result considering Liverpool’s winning run.
A lot will depend on Marcus Rashford overcoming the back injury he suffered against Wolves in midweek.
It is hard to see him missing the game though given it’s importance. He could be the difference maker.
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