FA Cup Q-Final: Liverpool Renew Rivalry With Man United At Old Trafford

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The FA Cup quarter-finals resume this weekend and Liverpool’s will travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on Sunday.

Manchester United will aim to replicate their 3-2 victory over Liverpool from the 2020/21 competition, yet they’ll face a Reds team still vying for four trophies this season.

In the sole Premier League encounter between the two rivals this season, which ended in a 0-0 draw at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled to break through Manchester United’s defense, as the latter aimed to avoid a heavy defeat.

How both teams played in their previous matches
Man Utd 2-0 Everton – 09/03/24

Liverpool 6-1 Sparta Prague – 14/03/24

Man City 3-1 Man Utd – 03/03/24

Liverpool 1-1 Man City – 10/03/24

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Man Utd – 28/02/24

Sparta Prague 1-5 Liverpool – 07/03/24

Man Utd 1-2 Fulham – 24/02/24

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool – 02/03/24

Luton Town 1-2 Man Utd – 18/02/24

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton – 28/02/24

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The key injury update for Manchester United ahead of this match is the possible return of Rasmus Hojlund. The Dane was in excellent form before his injury and is expected to start at Old Trafford.

In addition to Rasmus Hojlund’s potential return, there could be comebacks for Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as Erik ten Hag expressed optimism about their chances in his press conference.

Mason Mount is back in training. However, the Red Devils will be without Omari Forson, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and Lisandro Martinez.

READ ALSO: Europa League: Liverpool Makes Squad Adjustment Amid Ibrahima Konate Injury Worries

Man Utd predicted lineup vs Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Lindelof; Mainoo, Casemiro; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.

Liverpool’s only new concern from the Europa League victory over Sparta Prague is the ankle injury suffered by youngster Bobby Clark.

However, there’s positive news as Ibrahima Konate is expected to be fit to start, and there’s a possibility of Ryan Gravenberch returning to availability.

Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, Ben Doak, Joel Matip, Alisson Becker, Curtis Jones, and Trent Alexander-Arnold are all sidelined.

However, Mohamed Salah played the full 90 minutes on Thursday without any issues, which is encouraging for Liverpool’s upcoming matches.

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Man Utd (4-3-3): Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Man Utd vs Liverpool score prediction Liverpool 3:1 Manchester United

Expectations are high for a more entertaining match than the goalless draw in December, although these encounters often carry immense tension and don’t always result in thrillers.

Manchester United’s recent struggles against top sides and their injury concerns make Liverpool the favorites, especially considering their ability to cope better with injuries and their determined pursuit of success in every competition under Klopp.

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