United v Liverpool: Fans' top predictions so far

Sunday 21 August 2022 15:00

If Manchester United are to register a positive result against Liverpool on Monday night, it will more than likely be a full team effort that gets the job done.

But as the fixture's storied past tells us, there are duels to be won all over the pitch and individual contributions can prove telling.

The likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Rio Ferdinand and Diego Forlan have all etched their names into this rivalry’s folklore with their heroic impacts deciding contests at Old Trafford or Anfield, and our United Predictions game has been asking fans to guess who could be the Man of the Match this time around.
Play the game now in the United App and you can also predict Erik ten Hag’s starting line-up, the first goalscorer and the final score.

At the time of writing, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular pick with 27 per cent of the vote, followed by Christian Eriksen (20 per cent) and David De Gea (15 per cent). 

Our no.7 started his first match of the new campaign last weekend and starred in several games against our arch-rivals in his first spell at the club, including our home Premier League meeting in 2007/08 when he netted in an eventual 3-0 victory.

27% = Cristiano Ronaldo 
20% = Christian Eriksen 
15% = David De Gea
8% = Bruno Fernandes
8% = Jadon Sancho

Almost half of the entrants so far in our predictions game are backing Ronaldo to find the net first at Liverpool's expense:

45% = Cristiano Ronaldo 
10% = Jadon Sancho
8% = Marcus Rashford
8% = Anthony Martial
6% = Christian Eriksen
What are your Predictions for the Liverpool game? Video

What are your Predictions for the Liverpool game?

Aoife Mannion and Danny Webber share their line-up, first scorer and Man of the Match calls for Monday…


Despite the opening two defeats against Brighton and Brentford, fans playing the United Predictions game remain positive when it comes to Monday's result.

More than one in five (22 per cent) think Ten Hag's men will triumph 2-1, while another win (3-1) and two draws (2-2 and 1-1) are also among the most popular scorelines.

22% = United 2 Liverpool 1 
9% = United 1 Liverpool 3
8% = United 1 Liverpool 1 
6% = United 2 Liverpool 2 
6% = United 3 Liverpool 1

Team news for United v Liverpool


Erik ten Hag has an update on Anthony Martial, who missed our first two games of the season.


A signed shirt is won by a fan after every fixture, while our monthly winners receive the same plus a United Direct voucher worth £50.

Play United Predictions now in the app for your chance to win these prizes. Please note, line-ups must be predicted by 90 minutes to kick-off.

All of the above data was accurate at 11:00 BST on Sunday 21 August.