Manchester United take on Liverpool in what is sure to be a thrilling encounter between the past greats of English football. The two sides are in dire need of a victory in this game so a stalemate would be the most unlikely occurrence at Anfield today to say the very least.
Under-fire United boss Louis Van Gaal will particularly be hoping that his players will hold the Reds by the neck to claim a victory and move closer to the fourth position. However, for this to happen, some of the United players need to put in some substantial efforts.
Here are some key players Van Gaal will be counting on to clinch the Victory for the Red Devils.
3 David De Gea
The Spaniard has been a solid rock in United’s goal this season with his brilliant saves and acrobatic clearances.
Although United’s defence has been somewhat lacklustre recently, the Red Devils were able to soak in the Pressure because they possess a quality goalkeeper.
Van Gaal will be counting on him to be the difference between two sides in today’s fixture as they go up against a Liverpool side that possess a massive amount of attacking quality and pace.
The Reds will surely be looking to get past United’s back four, so David De Gea to muster up an impressive performance to keep Liverpool at bay.
2 Memphis Depay
The Dutch professional also is known as the “Next Ronaldo” started the season on a disappointing note but has recently improved his performance a great deal.
Depay possesses blistering pace and agility as well as excellent set-pieces skills, and as far as United is concerned, he’s one of the main threats up front.
Van Gaal will be hoping that Depay can get a goal or influence the game positively enough for the Red Devils to grab all three points.
1 Anthony Martial
Some call him over-priced while others say he’s got loads of potential, but no one denies the fact that he’s been a key figure in United’s performances this term.
The France International has con contributed his fair share of goals and assists this season even when not playing his natural role as a striker.
He possesses the pace to get past the likes of Dejan Loren and Sakho so Van Gaal will be hoping to get the ball to him as much as possible.
Rooney has been left in the wake of Martial’s incredible performances this term, and it won’t be long before Martial ultimately wins over the hearts of all United fans.
The French teenager is certainly one to watch in this crucial fixture.