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United team news vs Liverpool
Jose Mourinho is likely to confirm it later today but Michael Carrick is a doubt for United’s match tomorrow and the likelihood is United will start with three at the back. Carrick is joined on the sidelines by Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba, which has limited Mourinho to just two specialist central midfielders in the first-team. Axel Tuanzebe - who has played most of his senior games as a defensive midfielder - or Scott McTominay could make the bench.
Chris Smalling could keep his place in the United defence alongside Phil Jones and Eric Bailly. Should Victor Lindelof appear, he would become United’s first defensive league debutant at Anfield since Mikael Silvestre in 1999.
Possible United XI: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Bailly, Valencia, Young, Matic, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku

Pogba in the squad?
This is very optimistic thinking! There continues to be some mystery surrounding Pogba though.
It really won't be surprising like that to me if I see a pogba start in the biggest game in Europe this weekend,following his return from injury which was earlier given a date by The Medics of the club in which he(Mourinho) prolonged.
Jose Mourinho,the Manchester united boss man is reputed for playing mind games when it comes to matches against rivals,a notable one being the game against Chelsea just last season in the FA cup quarters where he released a statement saying Rashford was injured,he won't be available for the game e.t.c but suprisingly a certain Rashford was named in the starting line up.

Jose Mourinho cannot understand when pundits suggest intense atmospheres at grounds like Anfield can be a negative for his Manchester United players.
The boss insists his charges are desperate to compete in such an environment and would much prefer that to a flat response to any given match.
In his press conference ahead of Saturday's blockbuster showdown with arch-rivals Liverpool, Mourinho also stressed that facing an intimidating reception on Merseyside will not be an issue.
"You know, it's funny for me," he said. "Because, when people speak about big atmospheres, it looks like we don't like it. It looks like we have a big problem for us to go to a certain place and face a certain atmosphere. But this is what we want.
"I am surprised that you speak about that in a negative way and I am even more surprised when you see former big players speak about atmospheres like they are something sinister, something that worries us. It motivates us. It's something that we want. It's something that, if we could have every match, we would have it every match.
"When Barcelona played against Las Palmas with an empty stadium, do you think the players are happy with that? Do you think the Las Palmas players wouldn't prefer to play with the Nou Camp full of people with a great atmosphere?
"You speak about Old Trafford and, in this case, Anfield like it's a big problem," he added. "But it's a satisfaction, that's what we want. I never see a player complain that this atmosphere was a bit strong. We complain when the atmosphere is flat. When we play at home and we don't see big enthusiasm in the people, we complain.
"So we go to where we go. We go to play who we play. There's big tradition, in an amazing stadium, and we know the fans have animosity against Manchester United historically. But this is what we want. So we are very happy to have one more opportunity to play in these beautiful conditions. It's beautiful to play at Anfield."

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists he is treating Saturday's visit to Liverpool the same as any other Premier League fixture.
The Anfield date is one that is always circled in the club's calendar and the intense rivalry between the sides ensures it is often a tense affair. However, the boss believes it should be considered as just another of the challenges as the Reds aim to mount a push for the title.
"It's three points," he said of the Merseyside mission. "It happened this season, an opposition player told me: 'This match for us is like a cup final and I thought: 'Pfft, why?'
"When you are in a big club, when you are a big player, when you are a big manager, every game is important. You cannot look at some matches as cup finals and other matches differently. For me, every match is a cup final and I've been like this all the time.
"It's three points not four. If we are at a moment in a season where the duel between the two teams ensures the result will mean more than three points, than yes. Sometimes a draw or even to lose by a certain goal difference is important. In this case, it is not important. It's just a three-point match. That's the way I approach it.
"It's good it's that way for me. It's good to do it without any added pressure or emotion. I have to do it always in a professional way. It's the right example for my players to prepare for the Liverpool game.
"Do I like to go to Anfield? Yes, I love it. Do I like to play against Liverpool? Yes. I like amazing stadiums, the best opponents but the preparation is not different. It's just a match."
Serbia star Nemanja Matic and Belgium hot-shot Romelu Lukaku are in line for their first appearance against Jurgen Klopp's side in a United shirt after both scoring for their respective countries during the international break.
Lukaku has made an instant impact at Old Trafford and his strike as a substitute for his country against Cyprus means he has scored in every single game he's played this term, bar the home clash with Leicester City in August.
"One scores goals, another one is a midfield player, an anchor man," added the boss in TV interviews conducted ahead of the weekend. "A player we always need to give us some more stability in our football.
"In this moment, we are a team with good stability and control of matches. I think Matic has been important for that. We are scoring our goals and, of course, our striker and our no.9 is a man with a very strong arrival at the club."

Liverpool's Team news
Jürgen Klopp confirmed on Friday that, Sadio Mane aside, he has no fresh injury concerns heading into Saturday's clash with Manchester United at Anfield.
Liverpool forward Mane sustained a hamstring problem during Senegal's World Cup qualifying victory over the Cape Verde Islands last weekend and could be sidelined for up to six weeks.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com on Friday, Klopp admitted Mane's absence represents a blow ahead of another busy period for the Reds. However, he also expressed his confidence that
other members of his squad can fill the void left by the No.19.
The boss also revealed that the rest of his international contingent have returned to Merseyside fit and ready to face United - including Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, who reported to Melwood on Thursday after representing Brazil in South America.
As such, along with Mane, only Adam Lallana (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne
(back) are not in contention for this weekend.
Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, confirmed in his pre-match press conference that
Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba will miss Saturday's fixture due to respective knee and hamstring problems, with Michael Carrick also out.
Romelu Lukaku, however, is fit after he picked up a minor ankle injury while away with Belgium.
Long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Rojo (both knee) are still out of action.

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