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MAN UNITED VS LIVERPOOL

Published:Friday | September 11, 2015 | 9:00 AM

MAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)

ROMERO, DARMIAN, SMALLING, BLIND, SHAW, SCHNEIDERLIN, SCHWEINSTEIGER, MATA, HERRERA, MEMPHIS, ROONEY

LIVERPOOL (4-1-4-1)

BENTEKE, FIRMINO, CAN, HENDERSON, MILNER, LUCAS, GOMEZ, LOVREN, SKRTEL, CLYNE, MIGNOLET

Two teams with big aspirations and good starts clash at Old Trafford hoping for an upturn in fortunes.

Manchester United began with successive victories in the Barclays Premier League but a draw at home to Newcastle was followed, last time out, with a 2-1 defeat at Swansea.

Liverpool, after winning openers against Stoke and Bournemouth, drew 0-0 at Arsenal, and before they were shocked by a 3-0 home reverse against West Ham.

United manager Louis van Gaal may be tempted to use newcomer Antony Martial, who arrived from French club Monaco for £38 million late in the summer transfer window, a fee which can rise, remarkably, to £58 million with performance-related add ons.

The 19-year-old, the most expensive teenager in world football, made his senior debut for France in the recent internationals and could be involved in United's attack, possibly from the bench.

However, Wayne Rooney should be confident of scoring his first United goal in the Premier League since April 4. Though the forward has gone 864 minutes without scoring, he claimed his 50th goal for England in midweek, against Switzerland, becoming the nation's all-time record scorer. Overall, he has 300 goals for club and country.