Manchester United vs. Liverpool live score, updates, highlights and lineups as Erik ten Hag drops Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United and Liverpool never lack motivation to thwart their old rivals.

However, with both teams going into their first meeting of the season without a win, this heavyweight fight was given extra spice.

Erik ten Hag’s tenure got off to a disastrous start with two defeats out of two, while Jurgen Klopp oversaw back-to-back draws that have seen his side fall far short of the high standards they have set in recent years.

Can both bring a win on board to finally kick-start their seasons? Or could they play out a stalemate that leaves both in three wins early in the campaign.

Sporting News will provide live updates and commentary from the game below.

Manchester United vs Liverpool live score

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MUN: Sancho (16th minute)

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Live updates, highlights from Old Trafford

25 minutes: What a saving! Eriksen fires an inch-precise free-kick towards the far top corner, but Alisson is there with a fine fingertip stop.

21st minute: This is the seventh league game in a row that Liverpool have lost 1-0. Not a good habit.

16 minutes: Goal! Manchester United leads and it’s Jadon Sancho who gets it. It’s a really deft exchange around the Liverpool box, resulting in Sancho picking him up in the box and showing brilliant composure to put Alisson and Milner down at the same time before passing the ball home.

That’s no more than Manchester United deserves.

10 minutes: McTominay leaves Fernandes behind and the midfielder brilliantly manages to put Gomez on the ball to set Elanga up for a one-on-one. The youngster appears to have done everything right opening up his body for curling and inside foot finishing but comes off the post in agony.

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This is a big disappointment for Liverpool.

7 minutes: Liverpool lose it in a deep position and Alexander-Arnold fouls Rashford trying to get back in. It’s in a dangerous position on the edge of the box, but Eriksen’s attempt goes into the wall and the ball hovers over the bar.

KICKING OFF: Harvey Elliott starts the game.

5 minutes to kick-off: Both groups of players appear to a thunderous reception at Old Trafford.

10 minutes to kick-off: Liverpool supporters loudly sing pro-glazer family chants away as we near kick-off.

25 minutes to kick-off: Erik Ten Hag has discussed his selection decisions with Sky Sports.

On leaving Cristiano Ronaldo out he said: “We know Liverpool are a really good team and you have to put pressure on them. You have to do it from a block and it takes energy so we chose Rashford, Sancho, Elanga decided.” “

40 minutes to kick-off: Liverpool sources have said so The sports news that Naby Keita is absent tonight through injury, but it’s certainly interesting to see the Guinean sidelined amid question marks over his future at Anfield. Could we see movement on this front over the next few weeks?

1 hour to kick-off: There are some surprises in the Liverpool squad too, with Fabinho on the bench and no Naby Keita in the squad.

1 hour to kick-off: Some big, big calls from Erik Ten Hag: No Cristiano Ronaldo or Harry Maguire in the starting XI tonight.

1 hour 15 minutes to kick-off: A new face at Old Trafford tonight despite not being able to play.

1 hour 30 minutes to kick-off: Only West Ham are keeping Manchester United from bottom of the Premier League as we get closer to kick-off here and how badly they could use a win tonight to kick things off under Erik Ten Hag.

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The same goes for visiting Liverpool, of course, who will find it hard to fight for the title this season if they don’t win any of their first three games.

1 hour 45 minutes to kick-off: It’s not just the action on the pitch that will grab the headlines tonight, a planned protest by United supporters against the club’s owners, the Glazer family, will provide a backdrop for the game. The demonstration is scheduled to start at 7 p.m., but huge groups of fans are already gathering at the planned meeting point.

2 hours to kick-off: Hello and welcome to today’s clash between Manchester United and Liverpool. There’s always a firework display when these two old rivals meet, but with neither having a win on board so far this season, there’s an opportunity to land an even more painful blow than usual.

Manchester United vs Liverpool predicted lineups

Manchester United will hope so Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelf may return after missing recent games through injury.

Ten Hag has few other fitness concerns, although he will certainly trade Raphael Varane to the Lisandro Martinez at the back after making the change at half-time of last week’s defeat by Brentford.

Manchester United predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) – Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw – Fred, Eriksen – Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford – Ronaldo

As for Liverpool, they will likely be welcome Roberto Firmin back from injury to take the suspended’s place Darwin Nunezwhile Joe Gomez should be fit to start instead of Nat Phillips.

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However, there is now an already long list of injuries Joel Matip next to people like Thiago AlcΓ‘ntara, Diogo Jota and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlainnone of which will be available.

Liverpool predicted starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson – Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson – Salah, Firmino, Diaz

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When is Manchester United vs Liverpool?

Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, UK. It kicks off Monday 22nd August at 8pm BST.

United Kingdom United States of America Canada Australia
date Monday, 08/22 Monday, 08/22 Monday, 08/22 Tuesday, 23.8
time 20:00 CET 15:00 CET 15:00 CET 05:00 CET

How to watch Manchester United vs Liverpool

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TV channel Sky Sports Main Event,
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stream Sky Go / Now TV

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UNITED KINGDOM: The game will be broadcast by Sky Sports TV and streaming platforms.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The Matchweek 3 competition from Old Trafford is broadcast on Telemundo (in Spanish) and this channel is streamed on fuboTV. The game will be streamed in English on NBC’s Peacock platform.

Canada: Every Premier League game is streamed live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream all Premier League games live and on demand on Optus Sport.

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