It’s Super Sunday: Red Devils Take On Mighty Liverpool…
17 January 2021
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Manchester United all feels very 2000s. The last time these two sides found themselves at the head of the field to lift the Premier League trophy, Gordon Brown was still Prime Minister, Instagram had not been invented and the only talk of tiers was to describe football divisions.

But following United’s win over Burnley on Tuesday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now led the club to the top of the table for the first time in nearly two and a half years – and even that was only an opening-day win over Leicester. Now, he has the chance to open up a six-point gap on second-placed Liverpool when United travel to Anfield live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday from 4pm; kick-off at 4.30pm.

Further back than these two sparring in the first decade of the new millennium, this Super Sunday meeting will be the first time the game has been a first-versus-second affair since back in April 1997 – when United won 3-1 on Merseyside en route to the title.

This year, a run of nine wins from 11 games has catapulted Solskjaer’s side from 15th in November to the summit of the Premier League inside two months, to put United back in the title race they so regularly fought in before Sir Alex Ferguson stood down in 2013.

Fergie was in charge last time the club went head to head with Liverpool for the Premier League crown in 2008/09, in what was a pulsating season on and off the pitch. Need a reminder? Well, let’s get down to “the facts”…

How it all began
Manchester United came into the season looking to win the Premier League for a third year in a row, something they had previously managed between 1998/99 and 2000/01.

Ferguson had spent much of the summer fending off Real Madrid’s advances for Cristiano Ronaldo, who he would ultimately only be able to keep at Old Trafford for another year- SkySports

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