5 Reasons You Must Watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool On Sunday

Why You Must Watch Manchester United vs Liverpool On Sunday

Liverpool strikers Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge
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Manchester United play Liverpool on Sunday at Old Trafford in what will be yet another vital game in the long standing rivalry between the two clubs. It's a fixture that is not to be missed whenever it comes around and a game that always seems to produce talking points and moments of controversy. It's a matchup that has always been must-see TV, and this Sunday's game promises to be no different.

5. Pressure

David Moyes under pressure at Manchester United
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5. Pressure

David Moyes under pressure at Manchester United
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David Moyes has come under huge pressure at Manchester United this season. United are barely hanging onto the possibility of finishing in a Champions League place and a loss here would surely end those hopes, and in the process pile more pressure on Moyes. Liverpool are in the title race for the first time in years; they simply cannot afford slip-ups at this stage, as dropped points would be a big blow in their quest for the Premier League crown.

4. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney tackles Steven Gerrard
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4. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney tackles Steven Gerrard
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This is one of the games that Wayne Rooney lives for. As an Evertonian, Liverpool were his most hated rivals, and at United, things are no different. Rooney is not the most easy-going player when he's on the pitch either, as he bristles with emotion and intent.

Look for a Rooney impact, be it positive or negative. A goal or a red card are both possible with the talented and passionate United striker.

3. Goals, Goals, Goals

Simon Mignolet and Liverpool concede a goal
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3. Goals, Goals, Goals

Simon Mignolet and Liverpool concede a goal
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While Liverpool have been free-scoring at one end, it's safe to say they have been fragile at the other. United have also had their struggles defensively and with four strikers on the pitch of the quality of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, there could be goals, goals, goals at Old Trafford this weekend.

2. Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool
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2. Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool
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Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have been the best strike partnership in England this season, scoring 42 goals between them in the Premier League. You would not bet against Suarez and Sturridge putting on another impressive goalscoring display on Sunday and in the process, putting their rivals to the sword. It would be the worst possible nightmare for United fans right now, but regardless, a very real possibility.

1. Rivalry

Steven Gerrard and Robin Van Persie go head-to-head
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1. Rivalry

Steven Gerrard and Robin Van Persie go head-to-head
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The rivalry between the two clubs is deep. It's hatred. Manchester United fans' worst nightmare would be to lose at home to Liverpool, while enhancing Liverpool's title charge. Liverpool have been in exactly that position in recent years -- it's role reversals now! It's a fiery fixture where tempers flare and emotion boils over, and with so much at stake, this game will be no different.

Let the battle commence...

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