CONFIRMED: Manchester United and Liverpool line-ups

Here is how Manchester United and Liverpool will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Evans, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, Wilson, van Persie

Manchester United subs: Lindegaard, McNair, Blackett, Herrera, Fletcher, Januzaj, Falcao

Liverpool starting XI: Jones, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling

Liverpool subs: Mignolet, Toure, Lambert, Lucas, Can, Markovic, Balotelli

Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday lunch-time with Louis van Gaal’s side searching for their sixth straight league victory.

It will not be easy against a Liverpool side smarting from their Champions League exit and in need of domestic points of their own to climb back up the table.

Brendan Rodgers’ side has one of the best away records in the division this season and anything really can happen this afternoon, but United have built up momentum and if they can turn in a good performance today there is every chance they can continue to worry the two sides currently above them in the form of Chelsea and Manchester City.

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