Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical points in Matchweek 19.
They have failed to score in three of the last four matches at Anfield, but have been in scintillating away form in 2020/21.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have taken 22 points from a possible 24 and have scored an incredible 22 goals in their eight away matches, their best such return in Premier League history.
Only Manchester City, in 2011/12, have bettered that tally.
Against a Liverpool team who have not been at their best recently, I would expect United to commit numbers in forward areas.
They have the firepower to trouble Jurgen Klopp’s depleted defence.
Rashford has produced a direct goal involvement in every away match so far.
|Goals (exc penalties)||Assists|
|Shots||Touches in opp box|
He has scored six times, an average of one every 111 minutes, and has provided five assists with telling contributions at key moments.
Of his seven Premier League goals this term, only one has come at Old Trafford.
He starred as a central striker in a 4-1 win at Newcastle United earlier in the campaign, scoring once and making two goals.
The rest of his direct goal involvements on the road have been from a more familiar left-sided role.
But Rashford's versatility provides Solskjaer with more options and makes it difficult for Klopp to know where he will play.
Liverpool's high line has been vulnerable this season to counter-attacks, one of Man Utd's obvious strengths.
It will be a game of cat-and-mouse.
They will try to push Rashford into his own half, but Solskjaer will not want the 23-year-old to become an auxiliary full-back.
If Rashford continues his current away form, United have a chance for a first win at Liverpool since January 2016.