Man Utd take on Liverpool tonight on Old Trafford with Erik ten Hag’s side bottom of the Premier League table, while Liverpool sets on 15th position.
On paper, the Monday Night Football clash at home to Liverpool does not look good for Manchester United.
After defeats to Brighton and Brentford in their opening two games of the season, Erik ten Hag’s side are struggling at the moment and one of the best side’s in world football arriving on their doorstep is the last thing United need.
If last season’s results are anything to go by, Old Trafford could witness a real hammering.
But while most of the football world was talking about United’s disaster situation on Monday, another twist came in the form of Liverpool dropping more points at home to Crystal Palace.
Suddenly, Jurgen Klopp’s side are themselves without a win in their opening two matches as well – and a victory for United on Monday night will not only ease some of the problems but also take them above their fiercest rivals in the table.
Liverpool dropping regular points so early in the season may seem strange to many, but a trend that drags back into last season could be behind this staggered start to the campaign.