Dwight Yorke issues Man United warning ahead of Liverpool clash
Dwight Yorke warns Manchester United that this week will make or break their season
Dwight Yorke has warned Manchester United that they are facing a “make or break week” in their season.
The Red Devils host Liverpool in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 clash at Old Trafford on Thursday night after a 2-0 defeat by their bitter rivals at Anfield last week.
Louis van Gaal’s side have two days to recover before the 20-time English champions welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford in Sunday’s derby in the Premier League.
The Red Devils are four points behind fourth-placed City in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.
Former United striker Yorke explained why this week will ultimately determine the outcome of the Red Devils’s season.
Speaking exclusively to 888sport, Yorke said: “This week is going to make or break Manchester United’s season. They have taken all the stick in the world but Manchester City are coming up and Liverpool are coming up and this little spell of games can either elevate things to another level and give everyone confidence or have serious consequences.
“The season is pretty much done then isn’t it. We’ve seen that with Chelsea. It takes just a couple of bad results and from it looking like you still might have a decent season…I mean they’re fifth in the league as we speak and before you know it your season is done with nine games to go.
“It’s not the United way and they’re not used to being in that position. It is hard to swallow. The players know, the manager knows and the situation is written in front of them. Are these players big enough and brave enough to turn this around? I’m sure we will soon find out.”
United lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the first leg of the Europa League last-16 clash at Anfield last week.
Daniel Sturridge broke the deadlock from the penalty spot before Roberto Firmino added a second after half-time.
Read the full 888sport interview with Dwight Yorke here, including how he thinks this week is make or break for Manchester United.