Combined XI: Liverpool vs Manchester United Starting Lineup
Starting line up Manchester United vs Liverpool? Manchester United vs Liverpool best combined starting XI? Phil Thompson gives us his opinion on a Liverpool v Manchester United Best Combined XI. We will take a look at the best combined Liverpool vs Manchester United starting lineup.
Only four Red Devils players have made it into Phil Thompson’s combined Liverpool v Manchester United starting XI.
This consists of David De Gea, Chris Smalling, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, However, Jurgen Klopp’s men dominate the defensive and midfield positions.
Even though he has had some impressive performances, there’s no place for youngster Marcus Rashford, while James Milner is a preferred makeshift left-back to Luke Shaw.
Liverpool v Manchester United Starting XI
With this in mind, here is a combined XI comprised of players of both clubs.
‘Shaw might get in if he was fully fit and playing regularly but I’d have Milner over Daley Blind,’ Thompson told Sky Sports.
Despite picking a midfield that’s jam packed full of Liverpool players, Thompson says Adam Lallana has been hard done by.
‘Lallana is unlucky to miss out,’ he said.
‘Who from Manchester United would get in ahead of them? Marcus Rashford is obviously quick and has tremendous potential but he’s only just breaking into their first team.’
Mark Lawrensons Liverpool vs Man Utd prediction
Mark Lawrenson thinks the Reds can beat the Red Devils at Anfield. “I just think at the moment, with the way they are playing, with their pace and the speed of their passing, the Reds will have the edge.”
Lawro’s prediction: 2-0
Premier League Bonus Offers Gameweek 8
Here are some Premier League bonus offers for Gameweek 8: