Manchester United (4-4-1-1): De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Evra, Mata, Carrick, Fellaini, Januzaj, Rooney, van Persie
Manchester United’s last five games haven’t been their best run, with two wins, two draws, and a lost, with a notable draw against Arsenal. Moyes will be without Jonny Evans who is sideline with a calf injury as Chris Smalling will partner Phil Jones in central defense alongside Rafael and Evra. United will continue their successful pairing of Micheal Carrick and Marouane Felliani in central midfield with Rooney and van Persie up top.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan, Coutinho, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez
Liverpool have been in great form this season winning their last five Premier League games as they sit in second place. Brendan Rodgers looks to keep his defensive lineup from his 3-0 win over Southampton with Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel supported by Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan. The Reds attacking trio of Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, and Luis Suarez look to cause problems as they get the nod up top. Joe Allen looks to return to the bench despite playing the full 90 minutes last time around.
Liverpool Must Take Advantage of Manchester United Now Roles Are Reversed http://t.co/ydDCLAc2Ir
— Smeeth (@Shangaboy) March 14, 2014
Liverpool poor at OT, expect derby goals http://t.co/9VJJX2BWTU
— ManUtd Pal (@ManUtd_Pal) March 14, 2014
— Latief Abdurrachman (@LAbdurrachman) March 14, 2014
In 2010, Manchester got a home victory courtesy of a Berbatov hat-trick, winning 3-2. Hopefully this weekend’s atmosphere will be just as amazing as it was that day.
Luis Suarez is currently one of the most feared striker in the Premier League as playing United won’t affect his mentality at all. His winning passion and desire to perform in big games makes him the player is he and with a goal and two assist in his previous game, his statistics speak for itself.
Manchester United have won eight of the last nine Barclays Premier League home games against Liverpool (W8 D0 L1).
Daniel Sturridge has scored in his last two league games for Liverpool against Man Utd.
Robin van Persie has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League starts against Liverpool.
Liverpool have scored 47 first half goals in the Premier League this season, one more than Manchester United have in total.
Only Everton v Liverpool (20) has seen more red cards than the Liverpool v Manchester United fixture in the Premier League (14).
Only one team (Arsenal) have kept a clean sheet against Liverpool in their last 16 Premier League away trips.
Liverpool have been awarded more penalties than any other Premier League side this season (7).
Manchester United have not conceded a penalty at Old Trafford in the Premier League since December 31 2011 (v Blackburn Rovers).
Six of the last 10 goals in this fixture have been scored in the 15 minute period just after half-time.
This game features the three players to have been involved in the most Premier League goals (scoring + assisting) this season: Suarez 34, Sturridge 23 and Rooney 21.