Confirmed line-ups for United v Liverpool

Monday 22 August 2022 19:10

Erik ten Hag and his Manchester United players arrived early at Old Trafford for the Premier League match against Liverpool.

The manager reported to the Theatre of Dreams several hours before the 20:00 BST kick-off, allowing him plenty of time to walk the pitch and survey the scene.

As ever, our cameras were positioned outside the tunnel to capture the squad arriving and spending time with our supporters in the Manchester rain. 

Watch the video below...

United squad arrives for Liverpool match Video

United squad arrives for Liverpool match

Watch our footage of the players arriving at Old Trafford ahead of the big kick-off against Liverpool...

Anthony Martial is back with the group after injury ruled the Frenchman out of the preceding matches with Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford, although he is only on the bench.

New signings Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen are also with the group, and all three are set to start the game. 

Check out the squads in full here...


United: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, McTominay, Eriksen, Sancho, Fernandes (c), Elanga, Rashford. Substitutes: Heaton, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Van de Beek, Garnacho, Martial, Ronaldo.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Elliott, Milner, Henderson, Salah, Diaz, Firmino Substitutes: Fabinho, Phillips, Kostas Tsimikas, Carvalho, van den Berg, Davies, Adrian, Clark, Bajcetic.

Ten Hag knows what fierce rivalries are all about and the Dutchman is so excited to experience United v Liverpool for the first time.

“Let’s say this: you started to play football to have the experience of a game like this," he told us. So, we are really excited and we’re really looking forward to this game.”

Bruno Fernandes is also in a determined mood before a fixture that means so much to everybody.

“I have been saying this to a lot of people, there’s no better game to bounce back than playing against probably the biggest rival that we have,” Fernandes told us.

“It's Monday night, at a full stadium with big support from our fans like always, so we have to be prepared. 

“We know we have to give something back to them, it was a tough season, [the] last one, and a tough beginning of this season but we have to bounce back, and this is the right time to do it and we have to do it [tonight].”

United v Liverpool kicks off at 20:00 BST.


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