Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
All eyes will be on Old Trafford when Manchester United and Liverpool go head to head in the FA Cup derby. When the two teams met at Anfield in the Premier League at the weekend they played out a goalless draw, and yet another close encounter is on the cards. All Mata, Lingard, James, and van de Beek are pushing for a start, with Greenwood likely to lead the line for the hosts. The likes of Jones, Rojo, and Williams remain in the recovery room.
The Reds, on the other hand, defeated Aston Villa youngsters 4-1 in their FA Cup opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Old Trafford clash. Since Jurgen Klopp is likely to mix the squad as well, yet another low-scoring affair is on the horizon. Minamino and Oxlade-Chamberlain are both pushing for a start, while Gomez, Jota, Keita, and Van Dijk remain on the sidelines.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.