Kenny Dalglish (May 85-Feb 91)
Graeme Souness (Apr 91-Jan 94)
Roy Evans (Jan 94-Jul 98)
Houllier / Evans (Jul-Nov 98)
Gerard Houllier (Nov 98-May 04)
Phil Thompson** (Oct 01-Feb 02)
Rafael Benitez (Jun 04-Jun 10)
Roy Hodgson (Jul 10-Jan 11)
Kenny Dalglish (Jan 11-May 12)
Brendan Rodgers (Jun 12-)
*Does not include Charity Shield games.
**Thompson was caretaker during Houllier's absence through ill health.
a five-match winning run against Sir Alex’s team.
Rafael Benitez - Sir Alex won 62%
United returned to dominant form in meetings with Liverpool after Benitez’s appointment in 2004. It took nine league matches before the ex-Valencia coach overcame Sir Alex, although a Peter Crouch goal did prove decisive in a 2006 FA Cup tie. The games were usually tight, eight in a row failed to see both teams score, but United often held the upper hand with John O’Shea’s injury-time strike a highlight. Sir Alex's men did lose three on the trot but won the final clash with the current Chelsea interim coach, 2-1, with Ji-sung Park heading the winner.
Roy Hodgson - Sir Alex won 100%
The England manager’s short spell in charge on Merseyside meant there was only one game during his tenure. It ended in a memorable 3-2 victory with Dimitar Berbatov becoming the first player to score a hat-trick in the fixture for United since Stan Pearson in 1946.