Thierry Henry explains how Man United can beat Liverpool

Thierry Henry says Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play a key role in Manchester United's clash with Liverpool

Thierry Henry believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play a key role if Manchester United are to beat Liverpool on Monday night.

The Red Devils are preparing to make the short trip to Anfield as they get ready to take on their bitter local rivals and return to winning ways in the Premier League.

United were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Stoke City before the international break and will be keen to return to winning ways and get their Premier League campaign back on track.

However, Jose Mourinho’s men are set to come up against an in-form Liverpool side who are three points ahead of them in the table and have already beaten the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea this season.

Henry believes that summer signing Ibrahimovic could end up having the final say on proceedings at Anfield on Monday night.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Henry said: “At the minute they [United] are not playing extremely well. They have got some results but they are not playing extremely well.

“Last year the Manchester United of Louis van Gaal used to manage these games really well and maybe not the others. It’s how they are going to respond to what Liverpool throw at them and what face they are going to show.

“If United can skip Liverpool’s pressure, play a long pass – not a long ball – into Zlatan, if he plays, and then play from there, maybe that can be a tactic. It can be a way to play against them and it worked very well for Burnley.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season.

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