Owen Hargreaves warns Liverpool FC about main Man United threat

Owen Hargreaves explains why he is so excited about the Manchester United team under Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Owen Hargreaves believes that Manchester United are set up to perfectly to counter-attack Liverpool ahead of their clash at Anfield after the international break.

The Red Devils are preparing to take on Jurgen Klopp’s side on Merseyside on Saturday 14 October as they look to continue their fine start to the new season.

Manchester United have been in superb form so far this term, winning six of their opening seven Premier League games to leave them second in the table and level on points with leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have been in stuttering form in recent weeks and have only won one of their last seven games in all competitions.

Manchester United have looked like a much improved side this season in Jose Mourinho’s second campaign in charge.

And former Red Devils midfielder Hargreaves feels that Manchester United have all of the weapons needed to hurt Liverpool ahead of the crunch clash later this month.

Speaking to BT Sport, Hargreaves said: “When they [Manchester United] play Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea, they’ll be happy to let them have possession.

“They have perfect players for the counter-attack: Mkhitaryan, Martial and Lukaku.

“Mourinho is finding the blend. This looks like a really exciting Man United team.”

Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League table last season but won both the Europa League and League Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge.

The Red Devils have not won the title since their final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in the 2012-13 campaign.

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