Charlie Nicholas makes prediction for Man Utd v Liverpool and backs Marcus Rashford to shine

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been tipped to hurt Liverpool
Manchester United star has been tipped to harm Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Charlie Nicholas has backed struggling Manchester United to maintain Premier League leaders Liverpool to a draw this weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have gained simply two of their opening eight league fixtures this season and may drop into the relegation zone if they’re overwhelmed by Liverpool on Sunday.

The Reds journey to Old Trafford boasting an unbeaten report within the and an eight-point hole on the prime of the desk.

Charlie Nicholas expects Premier League leaders Liverpool to be held to a draw
Charlie Nicholas expects Premier League leaders Liverpool to be held to a draw (Picture: Getty)

But Arsenal legend Nicholas reckons Manchester United will frustrate Liverpool and is tipping England striker Marcus Rashford to earn his aspect a degree.

He informed Sky Sports: ‘I think because of the desire from Man Utd, an average team at the moment, and given the chance to turn it on and knock Liverpool’s possibilities of profitable the league, they might nicely do this.

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‘Why does it take this for them to grow to be motivated? If they draw do they take credit score from that?

‘As an Arsenal fan, this all the time used to be the sport for them and was the one I used to be all the time intrigued by.

‘It was all the time at Old Trafford the place the nice video games had been. Anfield was extra atmospheric and vibrant, however this was all the time the check for Liverpool, as they’ve by no means gained the Premier League.

‘They have battered them on a few occasions and Man Utd still won the title, but this is do or die for United and a day of credibility for them to try and get a point, which I think they will do.’

Nicholas added: ‘They will scrap and sit in, is aware of that – they won’t play expansively right here.

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‘Man Utd will not want to get beat and walk away. This is a ‘parking the bus’ sort of recreation, by which they can’t take a threat.

‘If they get beat and Liverpool embarrass them, then it could spell even more danger for Solskjaer. I feel Marcus Rashford will offer something here.’

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