One of the biggest Premier League fixtures is upon us as Manchester United face Liverpool in what is sure to be a cracker of a match! These two sides shared the points in an underwhelming 0-0 fixture at Anfield earlier in the season. However, both teams have a penchant for putting on amazing matches with each other. We’ve gone through the archives and we’ve picked out five memorable Manchester United vs Liverpool matches that have stood the test of time in the Premier League era.
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While this appears to be a straightforward match on the surface, it was anything but. Manchester United won by 3 goals to nil, but with David de Gea picking up the Man Of the Match award it is obvious that this was a match full of chances. Goals from Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie sealed the victory for United. Liverpool left Old Trafford that day totally bemused at how the game did not end at least 3-3.
The season after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement was a long and arduous one for United fans, furthermore, it was hammered home as Liverpool came to town and completely outplayed their rivals at home. David Moyes already seemed like a dead man walking at this stage of the season and Liverpool took full advantage with goals from Steven Gerrard (2) and Luis Suarez.
The last match on the list probably wasn’t the best game you’ll see between these two sides, but it’s on this list because it highlights that despite the number of accolades, trophies and money these players earn throughout their careers, Manchester United vs Liverpool will always be the biggest game in England. This is shown through the passionate celebration of Gary Neville after the late Rio Ferdinand winner. No one has kissed a badge like that since!