MANCHESTER UNITED travel to Liverpool tonight without a win at Anfield in over six years.
Merseyside hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Red Devils, who have had to watch the Reds develop into a winning machine in recent years.
Wayne Rooney bagged United’s last winning goal at AnfieldCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Ralf Rangnick‘s side will be desperate to strengthen their top four hopes by ending their barren Anfield run tonight, while denting Liverpool’s title bid in the process.
Hardly any of their squad have tasted victory in front of the Kop with United, however, with it having last happened in January 2016.
Louis van Gaal’s side won 1-0 that day, with Wayne Rooney bagging a 78th minute winner.
Of the Dutchman’s starting XI that day, just TWO remain in contention to feature for Rangnick tonight.
David de Gea was selected in goal, with Van Gaal opting for a 4-2-3-1 formation ahead of him.
Of the other starters only Jesse Lingard remains at the club, although the England ace appears certain to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
Anthony Martial, who started on the left flank, is still contracted to the club, albeit currently out on loan at Sevilla.
Ashley Young started at right-back, with Matteo Darmian on the left.
Chris Smalling and Daley Blind lined up in the middle together.
Morgan Schneiderlin and Marouane Fellaini paired up in midfield, with Ander Herrera playing a little higher up.
Lingard and Martial started on the flanks, with match-winner Rooney up top.
Van Gaal did bring another of United’s current squad off the bench, with Juan Mata replacing Lingard in the 66th minute.
Andreas Pereira, who is currently on loan at Flamengo, was an unused substitute.
David de Gea started that day in 2016, while Juan Mata was summoned from the benchCredit: Getty – Contributor
Jesse Lingard takes on James MilnerCredit: Getty