This weekend sees the latest instalments of one of the most fabled clashes in the world of football. Liverpool take on arch rivals Manchester United at Anfield in extraordinary circumstances – The Reds are an incredible 27 points ahead of their Lancashire nemesis. With a one sided affair on the cards, we look at the Manchester United weak links Liverpool will be looking to expose.

Fragile Marcus Rashford

We look at the Manchester United weak links Liverpool will be looking to exploit.

Marcus Rashford’s fitness is in question. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

There is much debate around the fitness of Marcus Rashford. Against Wolves in the FA Cup the Englishman was pulled off just 16 minutes after coming on for Daniel James.

The Red Devils top scorer is undoubtedly one of their key players and they’ll be doing everything to have him fit for Sunday.

The 22-year-old is struggling with a back injury, if he does manage to play then the monstrous Liverpool defence will be looking to get tight and physical with him, playing up to his back injury. He could be written off after one aerial challenge with Virgil van Dijk.

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Lead boot defenders

Maguire isn't fast enough for Mo Salah.

Maguire isn’t fast enough for Mo Salah. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Manchester United defence isn’t the quickest around.

At the heart of their defence is the hapless Harry Maguire. The £80m defender runs like he’s treading treacle. With the Liverpool front three boasting pace to burn he will have a task on his hands catching the likes of Mo Salah over five yards.

Impressive but naive Brandon

Maguire isn't fast enough for Mo Salah.

Maguire isn’t fast enough for Mo Salah. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Current first choice left back Brandon Williams has been incredibly impressive since breaking into the first team.

The 19-year-old full back is determined and aggressive but he is just taking his first steps in senior football.

Coming up against Mo Salah on the right wing will be a frightening prospect for the young full back.

We can expect The Egyptian King to give him a torrid time on the flank, Salah will show him he still has a lot to learn about elite level football.

 

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