Manchester United face the daunting visit of Liverpool tonight after a horrid opening to the Erik ten Hag era.
The Red Devils’ biggest rivals look to pile on the misery at Old Trafford and in doing so pick up their first Premier League win of the campaign.
Frustrating draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace have made it a stumbling start to the season from Jurgen Klopp’s side, but they will be confident of a strong showing here.
United have had some good news in the form of reaching an agreement to sign Casemiro, but with protests against the club’s ownership planned ahead of kick-off, it could turn into another miserable night for the hosts after humblings by Brentford and Brighton.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester United vs Liverpool is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time tonight, Monday, August 22, 2022.
Old Trafford in Manchester will host the match.
Where to watch Man Utd vs Liverpool
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning at 6:30pm on Monday Night Football.
Manchester United vs Liverpool team news
Anthony Martial could make his first appearance of the season for Manchester United tonight, with Ten Hag confirming that the Frenchman has returned to training. He was in impressive form in pre-season, but injury kept him out of the opening two league matches.
Victor Lindelof has been ruled out though, while it remains to be seen whether Lisandro Martinez keeps his place at the back after a difficult start to his United career. Youngster Facundo Pellistri is sidelined after a setback, along with Brandon Williams.
Darwin Nunez will not be involved for Liverpool as he begins a three-match suspension for headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen, meaning Roberto Firmino should come straight back into the starting XI at Old Trafford.
Joe Gomez is available and should replace Nat Phillips in the team, while Naby Keita will be pushing for a start too after a full week of training.
Diogo Jota, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Caoimhin Kelleher and Calvin Ramsay are all out.
Where to watch Man Utd vs Liverpool in Nigeria
If you are in Nigeria or some parts in Africa, you can watch the match live on SuperSport Premier League (CH 203 on DSTV).
Live stream: DSTV Subscribers will be able to watch the match online via MyDSTV App or website.
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Chelsea drops Fofana update after initial tests on knee injury
Wesley Fofana’s knee injury is better than initially feared after the first set of tests returned positive results.
The defender suffered a knee injury in a collision with Rafael Leao in the 38th minute of Chelsea’s 3-0 home win against AC Milan, as his night ended in frustrating fashion having scored his first goal for the club earlier in the match.
There is hope that Fofana could return before the World Cup, with Chelsea’s final match before the tournament taking place away to Newcastle on November 12.
The centre-back is likely to miss this weekend’s clash against Wolves and the away match at San Siro against Milan next week.
Fofana was seen leaving Stamford Bridge on crutches on Wednesday night, with his right knee in a brace as there were worries he may have suffered a serious injury.
Speaking in his post-match press conference after Chelsea’s victory over Milan, Blues boss Graham Potter admitted he was unsure how bad it would prove to be for Fofana.
‘We’ll have to scan it tomorrow and see how he is but there’s nothing to report at the moment,” Potter said.
“That’s the one disappointing thing about the evening so we have our fingers crossed. We’re concerned but I don’t want to speculate on it now.
“These things happen. He’s a young guy and a strong guy but we’ll support him.”
Erik ten Hag explains decision to substitute Jadon Sancho in Omonia victory
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confessed that he was unimpressed with the left side of his team in the first half of Thursday’s 3-2 victory over Omonia Nicosia, leading to him substituting both Jadon Sancho and Tyrell Malacia at half-time.
United were woeful in the first half and trailed at the break after Sancho and Malacia conspired to give away the ball for the cheapest of counter-attack goals, and both were hooked at the interval.
Sancho was replaced by Marcus Rashford, who went on to bag a goal and an assist, while fellow substitute Anthony Martial also scored just moments after being introduced on the hour mark.
Asked to explain his logic behind removing Sancho while his team were losing, Ten Hag said: “It [the goal] was not what I wasn’t happy with, it was the movement with our ball.
“The width on the left side, for me, was no good first-half – the movement from behind the defending line.
“So I hoped with Luke [Shaw] and Marcus we get more effect from that and so in my opinion that happens.”
Asked what he told Rashford and the rest of the team at the break to inspire a comeback, Ten Hag told BT Sport: “More runs, we are too static, we have to make the opposition move to get behind – that is why we made two subs.
“The subs really had an impact today.”
The boss added: “I would call it stay composed. It can always happen, football is a game of mistakes. I agree with you, first 30 or 35 minutes, we played quite well, the only thing we didn’t do was score a goal.
“When you score a goal you make your life easy, we didn’t. Then we concede a goal and it was the worst 10 minutes from the game from us. After half-time, we dealt well with the setback.”
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