Merson disagrees with ‘a lot of people’ as he makes bold Manchester United v Liverpool prediction
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Merson disagrees with 'a lot of people' as he makes bold Manchester United v Liverpool prediction

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Paul Merson has boldly claimed that ‘a lot of people’ are completely wrong about their predictions of this Sunday’s Manchester United v Liverpool game.

The two heavyweights of English football will battle it out at Old Trafford, but most football fans are convinced that the home side don’t stand a chance against the Reds, who are arguably the best side in the world at the moment.

Liverpool are unbeaten in all competitions this season and have been brilliant. Jurgen Klopp’s men will go into the game on Sunday as the favourites and many expect them to rip Manchester United to shreds.

Merson, however, disagrees. He believes that the Red Devils will not be easy to beat and everyone who believes that they don’t stand a chance on Sunday is completely wrong.

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Merson: Most people’s Manchester United v Liverpool predictions are a joke

The Englishman wrote in his weekly column on Sportskeeda: “This is the biggest game of the Premier League weekend and I’ve seen a lot of people say Liverpool are going to absolutely slaughter Manchester United. I don’t buy into that narrative and I’ll tell you exactly why.

“As Jamie Carragher said earlier, almost every player in the Manchester United starting XI cost nearly £50 million and they are undoubtedly the biggest club in world football, in my opinion. They are playing at home against their arch-rivals with a team like this and no one gives them a chance? That is an absolute joke.

“It wouldn’t happen anywhere else in the world, so you’ve got to ask yourself some serious questions. I know Manchester United and they just seem to do it when it needs to be done – we’ve seen it many times under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It’ll be a tough game for both sides and if there’s one thing Manchester United don’t want, it’s to lose to Liverpool at home.

“If they play like they did against Atalanta in the second half, I give them every chance of getting a positive result. This is a tough game for both sides and usually, Premier League encounters between these two teams fizzle out and pretty much nothing happens. I hope that isn’t the case this time around.

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“The atmosphere at Old Trafford will be electric and the fans will be right behind the players, but I’m predicting a 1-1 draw.”

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In the form Liverpool are currently in, they are capable of beating any club in the world. They are certainly the favourites to pick up all three points on Sunday, but United are more than capable of springing a surprise.

A team that has Cristiano Ronaldo up front can never be written off. The Portuguese superstar has done it all in his career, and scoring a winner against the Reds won’t be too much of a problem if his teammates can get the ball up to him.

It will surely be an interesting watch on Sunday. Both teams would love nothing more than a win, but a draw wouldn’t be too bad a result for Manchester United, especially considering their recent form in the Premier League.

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