“I am going to have to go with Glen Johnson at right-back due to a lack of options; there really are few alternatives with both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones currently injured for United," Nicholas wrote on Sky Sports.
"Left-back is another hard pick. I would have gone with Luke Shaw, despite the fact that he has not done that great since joining United, but with him now being injured, I will select Liverpool’s Jose Enrique, who I quite like."
His full combined Manchester United/Liverpool XI, accounting for injuries, is: De Gea, Enrique, Evans, Rojo, Johnson, Carrick, Sterling, Gerrard, Herrera, Van Persie, Rooney.
Here's a better one... De Gea, Moreno, Rojo, Toure, Rafael (who could be fit for Sunday), Herrera, Gerrard, Sterling, Fellaini, Van Persie, Rooney.