An incredible stat about our Liverpool fixture

Sunday 21 August 2022 12:00

Manchester United play Liverpool on Monday night, in our third fixture of the Premier League season.

Erik ten Hag’s Reds are looking for our first points of the season, following disappointing defeats against Brighton and Brentford.

Now comes the standout match of the season for the majority of United fans: historic rivals Liverpool at the Theatre of Dreams.

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A meeting with our arch-rivals awaits the Reds at Old Trafford on Monday evening.


In terms of the date, our research indicates this is the earliest league match against the Merseysiders in 50 years, going back to 1972 when we lost a Division One clash at Anfield on 15 August.

With regards to matchdays, it is the earliest since the 2013/14 season when we met in the third round of fixtures on 1 September, when Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal at Anfield.

The closest an Old Trafford match between the sides has been to the beginning of the campaign in the last half-century was on 12 September 2015, when goals from Daley Blind, Ander Herrera and - on his debut - Anthony Martial gave United victory over our arch-rivals


15 Aug 1972 - Liverpool 2 United 0
22 Aug 2022 - United v Liverpool
1 Sep 2013 - Liverpool 1 United 0
3 Sep 1988 - Liverpool 1 United 0
11 Sep 1999 - Liverpool 2 United 3

*In the league, in the past 50 years.