Gary Neville: This is what will happen when Liverpool FC play Man United

Gary Neville is tipping Manchester United to soak up plenty of Liverpool FC pressure on Saturday

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Manchester United defender Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville believes that Paul Pogba will be a big absence for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to continue their recent good form after they won six of their opening seven games.

Jose Mourinho’s men are second in the table and level on points with leaders Manchester City as they bid to try and win the title in the Portuguese coach’s second season at the club.

Pogba is currently sidelined with hamstring injury and it has not yet been confirmed when the French midfielder will be back in action.

Neville feels that the France international will be a big miss for the Red Devils against Liverpool, and reckons that his absence means Manchester United are likely to defend deeply because of him not being available.

Neville told Sky Sports: “Paul Pogba is a big absence with his arrogance on the ball, so they will defend deep and be compact again, but whereas there was a back six at times away at Anfield last season, they can commit more on the break.”

Manchester United were 4-0 winners over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in their most recent Premier League game before the international break.

The Red Devils, who have not won the title since 2013, finished sixth in the Premier League but won both the Europa League and League Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge last season.

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