Sky Sports pundit predicts Man United v Liverpool FC

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Man United to hold Liverpool FC to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday

Charlie Nicholas
Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas (Photo: Sky Sports)

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Manchester United to hold Liverpool FC to a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s Premier League showdown at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to try and bounce back from the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Newcastle United last time out.

Liverpool FC, meanwhile, are flying high at the top of the Premier League table and are currently eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

Manchester United are languishing down in 12th place and a staggering 15 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s pace-setters as things stand.

Former Arsenal star Nicholas is tipping Manchester United to “park the bus” and become the first team to take points off Liverpool FC in the Premier League this season.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “I think because of the desire from Man United, an average team at the moment, and given the chance to turn it on and knock Liverpool’s chances of winning the league, they may well do that.

“Why does it take this for them to become motivated? If they draw do they take credit from that? As an Arsenal fan, this always used to be the game for them and was the one I was always intrigued by.

“It was always at Old Trafford where the great games were. Anfield was more atmospheric and vibrant, but this was always the test for Liverpool, as they have never won the Premier League.

“They have battered them on a few occasions and Man United still won the title, but this is do or die for United and a day of credibility for them to try and get a point, which I think they will do. They will scrap and sit in, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows that – they will not play expansively here.

“Man United will not want to get beat and walk away. This is a ‘parking the bus’ kind of game, in which they cannot take a risk.

“If they get beat and Liverpool embarrass them, then it could spell even more danger for Solskjaer. I feel Marcus Rashford will offer something here.”

Manchester United are looking to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished in sixth place and without a trophy last term.

Liverpool FC, meanwhile, are aiming to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on the title by a single point last term by winning the Premier League this time around.

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