After losing to Brighton and Brantford in the first two games of the season, Erik ten Hag’s side are struggling at the moment and with one of the best teams in world football on their doorstep, the last thing they need is United. If last season’s results are anything to go by, Old Trafford could witness a real hammering.
But while most of the football world was talking about United’s disastrous situation on Monday, another twist came in the way Liverpool dropped more points at home to Crystal Palace.
Suddenly, Jurgen Klopp’s side is also without a win in their first two games and a win for United on Monday night will not only alleviate some of the problems but also put them above their closest rivals in the table.
Does this United side, desperate for confidence on the pitch and in the lowest place they have ever had in the Premier League, really stand a chance against Klopp’s Reds? many, but a trend stretching back to last season could be behind this staggered start to the campaign. the goal of the match in eight of those, with the exception of the goalless FA Cup final against Chelsea, which the Reds had to win on penalties. They have also conceded their first goal in the last six Premier League games.