Manchester United v Liverpool team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th September 2015 3:55

Manchester United v Liverpool: Sides meet at Old Trafford on Saturday

Manchester United v Liverpool: Sides meet at Old Trafford on Saturday

Manchester United have won five of their last seven Premier League meetings with Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s latest clash at Old Trafford.

Team news

It is uncertain whether David de Gea will return to the Manchester United starting line-up after signing a new contract, or what role Anthony Martial will play following his big-money move from Monaco. Michael Carrick, meanwhile, is a doubt with a calf injury.

Liverpool are without the suspended Philippe Coutinho and the injured Daniel Sturridge, while Brendan Rodgers says decisions on Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana will be taken “in the next 24 hours”.

Kick-off at Old Trafford on Saturday is at 5.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Manchester United have won five of their last seven Premier League meetings with Liverpool (L2).
  • This will be the 47th PL meetings between these two sides. No two teams have met more often in the competition.
  • This Premier League fixture has produced 16 red cards. Only Everton v Liverpool (20) has seen more sendings-off.
  • Manchester United have registered just one win in their last four top-flight games at Old Trafford (D2 L1), after winning six in a row prior to that.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last seven PL away games (D3 L3) after winning five of the previous six (D1).
  • Wayne Rooney has averaged 0.23 goals per game in the PL against Liverpool (5 in 22 games). Of teams the striker has faced 10+ times in the PL, only against Middlesbrough has he posted a lower goals per game rate (0.17).
  • Juan Mata netted three goals in his two PL games against Liverpool last season.
  • Christian Benteke has scored in his last two Premier League appearances against Manchester United (both for Aston Villa).
  • David de Gea has not kept a clean sheet in any of his last seven full 90 minute appearances for Man Utd in the PL.
  • Wayne Rooney has gone 10 Premier League games without a goal for only the second time in his career (also between Aug-Dec 2003 while at Everton), with his current goal drought standing at 864 minutes.

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