It is finally here. The game we have all been waiting for. This afternoon we invite our friends from Merseyside to Old Trafford in order to put them back in their place and move up the table, and although Liverpool are currently flying, we are Manchester United and they will always be in our shadow. Moyes has a lot to prove but I think today could be the turning point, as long as he gets his selection correct. Here is how I would line up our players if I was the boss.
Compared to last season, the tables have most definitely turned in this hotly anticipated battle between two of the North West biggest clubs. The Red Devils won the championship at a canter last season, but under manager David Moyes, they are currently languishing in 6th. Liverpool, on the other hand, are fighting to win their first ever Premier League title.
People outside of Manchester United seem to think of Javier Hernandez as a player who is being treated unfairly at Old Trafford. If casual football fans can see that he is being wasted at the club, then why can't those who are in charge? Hernandez is a cracking little player, and I think if United, and David Moyes in particular, wants to build a new era at the club, then he's vital to that.
Growing up an Everton player and swapping to Manchester United, Liverpool won't be up there with Wayne Rooney's favourite clubs. He has enjoyed a love-hate relationship with those up at Anfield over the decade or so that he has been in the Premier League, and it looks like their good form this season has hit a nerve for the United forward.
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Alex Song - a Cameroon international who is adored by Arsenal fans after his seven year stint at the club. He managed over 200 games for the Gunners during his time in north London though was not rewarded in silverware - he was part of the squads that failed in the Champions League final in 2005-06 and the League Cup twice. However, it's not Arsenal that are being linked with him, it's Manchester United.
I don't need to tell you how Manchester United's season is going. The Red Devils ' form has been reported on, analysed and ripped to shreds ever since David Moyes came into the club and they currently sit sixth in the table, nine points behind Manchester City in fourth. Manuel Pellegrini's men do have two games in hand, though. But I think I know how to fix that problem.
If you are to believe the Express, Manchester United are ready to launch a big money move for Southampton pairing Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana, who have both impressed at St Mary's this season. They have also been the topic of debate when it comes to the England side, but should they arrive at Old Trafford in the summer then where would they fit in?
According to talkSPORT, Barcelona have opened talks with forward Pedro over a new contract. The news will come as a huge blow for Manchester United fans, as the Red Devils had previously been linked with the winger. It doesn't mean a deal to Old Trafford is necessarily dead in the water, though it certainly clouds any potential deal. But if he did happen to arrive in Manchester, what would David Moyes be getting?
Most casual football fans, when asked about Manchester United, will only know about our recent triumphs. To them, we probably didn’t exist before Sir Alex Ferguson became manager, which to be fair was over two decades ago. However, the club has such a long history that there’s so much more to remember even before we had even heard of Sir Alex.
Manchester United's midfield has looked pretty bare this season after Paul Scholes retired, Darren Fletcher continued his fight back to the first team and the likes of Tom Cleverely and Marouane Fellaini failing to hit their potential. However, that is likely to change in the summer as David Moyes continues to put his stamp on the side, and one name who is being linked is Bayern Munich man Toni Kroos.
Crystal Palace’s fixture against Everton was one of the games postponed in the last round of Premier League fixtures, due to atrocious weather conditions. An extra week’s rest may benefit Tony Pulis’ men, as they play host to the Champions.
Prior to this season there were few people who had heard of Adnan Januzaj. Now though, he considered by many as the club's most promising player and the shining light of their questionable season. There's good reason to think that as well, and thinking about his age, his current ability and his potential, I honestly think that he can become one of, if not the, best in the world. Hear me out.