Did you know? Although clashes between the two sides are often tight, only one of the last 50 encounters has ended in a 0-0 draw. Meanwhile, each of the last four fixtures has ended with a scoreline of 2-1.
Quote/unquote: “I can’t wait for the game. Ever since I’ve been at the club, coming through the under-9s to 15s, 16s, youth team and reserves; no matter what the situation is, it’s massive. Obviously we’ll want to go there and win but it’s going to be another intense game and I think the whole club is really looking forward to it.” – Danny Welbeck
Whistle-blower: Andre Marriner will be in the man in the middle at Anfield. United fans last saw him during last March’s 2-1 win over Reading in the FA Cup. Interestingly, in the Premier League, he awarded five red cards in his last five outings last term.
Rivals watch: Manchester City host Hull City Tigers in the midday kick-off on Saturday before Arsenal face North London neighbours Tottenham on Sunday. Chelsea aren’t in action due to their participation in Friday’s European Super Cup.