Reds still reign supreme

Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates after guiding United to league title 18 - the same number won by Liverpool. Now the race for 19 will take us into a new decade...

United: League titles 6 (2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009), FA Cups 1 (2004), League cups 2 (2006, 2009), Charity/Community Shields 3 (2003, 2007, 2008), European Champions Leagues 1 (2008), Club World Cups 1 (2008)
Liverpool: FA Cups 2 (2001, 2006), League Cups 2 (2001, 2003), Charity Shields 2 (2001, 2006), European Champions Leagues 1 (2005), UEFA Cups 1 (2001), European Super Cups 2 (2001, 2005)
Title ticker: United 18, Liverpool 18
25/10/2009 18:14, Report by Steve Morgan
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Red rivals: The 2000s

Head-to-head, Liverpool actually had the better of United in the 2000s - their 2-0 win on 25 October 2009 tipping the balance in their favour over 23 games in all competitions. But when you compare silverware, it's a very different story...

Decade head to head
League: P20 W10 D2 L8
FA Cup: P1 W0 D0 L1
League Cup: P1 W0 D0 L1
Charity Shield: P1 W0 D0 L1
Overall: P23 W10 D2 L11

The United fan Pete Boyle

“Although Liverpool spoilt the party by defeating us a few times at Old Trafford, and beating us in the League Cup final in Cardiff in 2003 and even winning the European Cup again in 2005, the claim to be ‘back on their perch’ rings a bit hollow, as the number of their title-less years could move to 20 this season. The nightmare of that day in March at Old Trafford last season [the 4-1 home defeat, 14 March 2009] was somewhat eased by lifting the title for the third year in succession and equalling Liverpool's record of 18 league championships.

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