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‘Only one winner here’… Paul Merson has just predicted Manchester United vs Liverpool FA Cup clash

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Paul Merson has now predicted the upcoming FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 55-year-old made the comments when writing for Sportskeeda.

So, what does Paul Merson expect to happen in Manchester United vs Liverpool? Let’s take a look…

Paul Merson shares prediction for Manchester United vs Liverpool

Well, the man from Harlesden is expecting Erik ten Hag to adopt a defensive style of play at Old Trafford this Sunday, and has told Manchester United fans to be patient ahead of what is unlikely to be a “nice watch” for them.

Merson said: “Liverpool are 5-1 up in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 clash against Sparta Prague, so I think they will rest players there and go full strength for this one. If Jurgen Klopp fields a full-strength XI, there’s absolutely only one winner here.

“If you’re a Manchester United fan this weekend, you have to be patient. There’s every chance Erik ten Hag puts ten men behind the ball at home against Liverpool – which kind of shows how badly the Red Devils have fallen in recent years. It’s not going to be a nice watch for them.”

Merson, who has also praised Virgil van Dijk, ended his prediction by backing Liverpool to record a 3-1 win over Manchester United.

Last FA Cup meeting at Old Trafford

Manchester United and Liverpool actually met in the FA Cup at Old Trafford fairly recently – January 2021 to be exact.

It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge of the Red Devils back then, and the Norwegian managed to record a 3-2 win over Jurgen Klopp in the Fourth Round thanks to goals from Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes.

A double from Mohamed Salah had Liverpool level with Manchester United on 2-2 before a 78th minute freekick by Fernandes stole the show.

In what is now Klopp’s last chance to win another FA Cup for Liverpool, the German will be hoping for a different outcome this weekend.

 

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