Monday, September 13, 2010

Hansen hints at Liverpool win against United...

It hasn't been a great start to the new season with United dropping four points after drawing with Fulham and Everton at the weekend. Chelsea are flying high and already at this early stage in the new campaign it looks like the West London club will be the ones to beat in this year's title battle. In contrast to United, Chelsea have yet to drop a point.

United face Rangers in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday and everyone connected with the Red Devils will be hoping for a good win. Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand are both expected to start. Rooney wasn't missed at Goodison Park on Saturday - United should have won comfortably, having gone 3-1 up, but inexplicably, they collapsed in injury time and conceded two goals inside a minute.

Rooney's has been in turmoil following lurid allegations in the press about his private life. Following the dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton and the manager's decision to leave Rooney out of the United squad at the weekend, the press have been asking if Fergie made the right call; it was without question the right call, but the player will be expected to help the team get back to winning ways quickly against Rangers.

On Sunday United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford, the Merseyside Reds haven't exactly hit the ground running either, but there was a few signs at the weekend that Steven Gerrard in particular could be about to come good.

United fans will have bitter memories of the 4-1 hammering Liverpool gave the Red Devils two seasons ago at Old Trafford. Fernando Torres has been a major threat whenever United face Liverpool, but the Spanish striker has been on the wrong end of some biting criticism following Sunday's goalless draw with Birmingham. So the stage is set for another titanic clash when between the two North West giants.

Former Liverpool skipper Alan Hansen has been talking to the media ahead of Sunday's game and he's hinted that he believes his club could be about to bounce back; Joe Cole will be free from suspension and he will be keen to impress in what will be only his second game for Liverpool.

2 comments:

  1. With both sides far from on top form lately it'll certainly be an interesting match.

    These games are never short of drama but the current situation will add to the mix I think.

    We'll see a couple of red cards and a Liverpool win in my view.

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  2. Mishun,

    I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a Liverpool win; everyone is writing them off and this is exactly what you want as a player - because it makes you even more determined to shut people up.

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