TOUR 2014 ARTICLES

United vs Liverpool

Date: Tuesday 05 August 2014
Time: KO 01:00 BST
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami
Coverage: Live on MUTV HD, streaming on United Live.

04/08/2014 11:20, Report by Tim Oscroft

Preview: Manchester United vs Liverpool

Here’s a flavour of our very familiar foes for the final of the International Champions Cup in Miami…

The Opposition The final provides a welcome opportunity for Louis van Gaal to pit his wits against one of United's fiercest rivals, Liverpool, who made it to Miami after wins in normal time over Olympiacos and AC Milan either side of a penalty shoot-out victory over Manchester City following a 2-2 draw.

Previous Meetings There have been 190 competitive encounters – including six FA Charity Shield matches - between the two clubs in 120 years. There is sure to be much of the same edge to this clash that is found in all United-Liverpool meetings, and Louis van Gaal will want to round off a successful start to his reign on Tour 2014 with a win over the old enemy.

Manager Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield two years ago following an impressive stint at Swansea City. The Northern Irishman guided the club to a seventh place finish in his first season, before finishing second to Manchester City in last term's dramatic title race. 

Star Man Tricky teenager Raheem Sterling has excelled since breaking into the first-team towards the end of the 2011/12 campaign. The local lad has since scored 12 goals in 77 appearances for the club, and was one of the few bright spots during England’s woeful World Cup campaign.

Last Season Liverpool seemed to be heading towards their first league title since 1990 until Steven Gerrard's slip against Chelsea that helped hand the title race initiative to Man City. Second place and the return of European nights under the lights to Anfield was scant consolation.

How can I follow the match? It's live on MUTV HD (coverage from 00:30 BST)as well as being streamed live on United Live; text commentary via @ManUtd; live updates, report and reaction on ManUtd.com.

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