Manchester United have been in dismal form in the Premier League as they head into their crucial game against Liverpool. The Scousers on the other hand have been in tremendous form thanks to their talisman Mo Salah who is their leading goalscorer. Along with poor form, Solskjaer has to contend with injury problems as key players including Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Marcus Rashford are doubtful for the game against Liverpool.
Solskjaer when under pressure tends to perform well against the big sides. He tends to setup the team in two low blocks and then tries to attack on the counter using pacy wingers. For this tactic to work, he would need the much hated duo of Fred-McTominay to be fit and firing as they will have to do the dirty work of stopping attacks. Sitting back deep will also help negate the pace with which Liverpool attack and force them to play a more patient game.
Manchester United predicted formation against Liverpool
If Bruno Fernandes is fit for the game, then we might have to see Paul Pogba on the bench again. Playing Pogba in a midfield two would be very risky against the Liverpool’s dynamic attack who tend to overwhelm teams with their pressing. Also with Ronaldo’s lack of intensity and pace, Marcus Rashford will have to shoulder the burden of defending United’s left side and also be ready to counter when the opportunity presents itself. If Rashford can’t start due to his injury troubles, this responsibility might fall on Jaden Sancho who has not had a great start to his career at Old Trafford.
Tactically, it will certainly be an interesting game, especially from a United’s perspective. We are all almost certain how Liverpool will turn up and play but it is United’s tactics and performance which will probably determine how the game turns out.