As we reported last week, Manchester United vs Liverpool’s match on Sunday May 2nd was postponed due to fan protest. United fans turned up outside Old Trafford and the Lowery Hotel in Salford - where the Man United team stay before home matches.
A few hundred protestors made it inside Old Trafford and onto the pitch, breaching the Covid-19 bubble and ultimately leading to the match being postponed. After a short wait and plenty of speculation, we now have a date for the rescheduled Man United vs Liverpool Premier League match at Old Trafford - Thursday May 13th.
Read on below to find out where to watch Man United vs Liverpool live streams plus betting odds and tips!
The decision to reschedule Manchester United vs Liverpool to Thursday May 13th has created a fixture pile up that has left Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fuming. The match being rearranged for Thursday May 13th now means that Manchester United have to play three Premier League games in just five days. Additionally, they will have to play two Premier League games in the week leading up to their Europa League final vs Villareal in Gdansk, Poland on May 26th.
Having beaten Aston Villa 3-1 away on Sunday May 9th, Manchester United are scheduled to play top four hopefuls Leicester on Tuesday May 11th, before meeting Liverpool jus two days later for the arguably the biggest fixture in English football. Packing the two biggest fixtures in United’s end of season run-in has unsurprisingly not gone down well with Solskjaer and everyone else in the Man United camp.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quick to vent his rage publicly, claiming that “it is impossible to play 90 minutes four times at that intensity” - including the fact that they then play Fulham the Tuesday after they play Liverpool at Old Trafford.
He also claimed that such a packed fixture schedule was unprecedented, stating, "I've never seen that schedule before, not in modern-day football". He did look to United’s past to point to how a similarly run-in schedule at the end of the 91/92 season caused their results to deteriorate.
Solskjaer’s counterpart Jurgen Klopp has frequently voiced his frustration at the English FA’s poor scheduling. Most notably when he directly blamed BT Sport for players injuries. With Liverpool being out of all other competitions now though, Klopp has less to complain about regarding the resched Man United vs Liverpool Fixture.
Manchester United vs Liverpool was originally scheduled to be shown in the UK on Sunday May 2nd on Sky Sports Main Event and other selected channels. Despite the unforeseen rescheduling, Sky have retained their rights to show Manchester United vs Liverpool and the newly rearranged date.
UK viewers can watch Manchester United vs Liverpool live on Sky Sports on Thursday May 13th. Kick off time is at 8.15pm with coverage being broadcast on the Sky Sports and Sky Sports Main Events channels. Coverage and build up begins at 8pm, with a live broadcast of the Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Everton being shown directly before from 5pm - with a kick off time of 6pm.
UK viewers looking for a Man United vs Liverpool live stream have a couple of options. Sky Sports subscribers can access the Sky Go service on up to four laptop and/or mobile devices via the downloadable app or website. The Sky Go App is available on all types of mobile and tablet devices - including Apple and Android. If you have Sky Sports included within your Sky TV package, you can stream Man United vs Liverpool free on up to four devices as part of that package.
If you don’t have an active Sky Sports TV package, then not to worry - there’s still a way for you to stream Man United vs Liverpool!
You can stream Manchester United vs Liverpool and access all other live Sky Sports Premier League matches via Now TV. You can either claim a free seven day trial, sign up monthly or get a one off 24 hour payment to stream Man United vs Liverpool.
Aside from bragging rights between players and fans of England’s most bitter rivals in modern football, there is a lot riding on this Man United vs Liverpool fixture for both sides.
For Liverpool, the match on Thursday night is an absolute must win if they are to give themselves any realistic chance of clinching a Champions League spot come the end of the season.
Liverpool sit 6 points behind fourth placed Leicester, but have a game in hand on all of the three teams above them. The Reds’s top four hopes could actually be aided by their rivals on Tuesday night should Manchester United beat Leicester.
Liverpool’s top four hopes were dealt a boost this past weekend, as Leicester City, West Ham and Tottenham all lost.
The match on Thursday is a lot less crucial for Man United, as they are now guaranteed a top four spot this season following their victory over Aston Villa and West Ham’s defeat on Sunday.
Depending on how their match against Leicester City goes on Tuesday though, Man United could have the chance to put a dent in the season of both their bitter rivals.
If United manage to beat Leicester on Tuesday, then Manchester City’s title confirmation will have to wait until at least Thursday’s rescheduled Man United vs Liverpool match. Then if United beat Liverpool, they would delay City’s title party even further and most likely all but end Liverpool’s hopes for being in the top four come the end of the season.
The circumstances surrounding the Man United vs Liverpool fixture heavily favour the away side. Manchester United will host Leicester City at Old Trafford just 50 hours before they play Liverpool at the same stadium. As a result, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need to heavily rotate his squad to keep players fit.This will undoubtedly have a negative impact on his team’s chances against Liverpool on Thursday.
Liverpool on the other hand will have had five days rest going into this game, having played vs Southampton on Saturday night. The Reds are less injury plagued than they have been for most of the season, and Klopp should have all of his attacking options at his disposal. Mo Salah is still in the Golden Boot race, while Mane found the net again on Saturday against Southampton following a low goal scoring season by his standards.
Unsurprisingly, because of the circumstances explained above, Liverpool go into this match as the bookies’ favourites. You can back a straight Liverpool away win vs Man United at odds of around 23/20. United are only slightly less favoured, with most UK online bookies offering odds of 21/20 on a home win for the Red Devils. A draw is the bookies’ least favoured outcome at odds of 13/5.
All of the above odds are correct at the time of publishing - you can check out the live and up to date odds with 888sport in the link below:
As of now, Manchester United are still technically in the Premier League title race - but only just!
Manchester City still need two points to mathematically confirm themselves as Premier League Champions for the 2020/21 season.
This means that if United beat Leicester on Tuesday and Liverpool on Thursday, City will need to win vs Newcastle on Friday to confirm themselves as Champions. If United drop any points in either game, City’s status as Champions will be confirmed.
Solskjaer has claimed that the packed reschedule following the rearranged Man United vs Liverpool game has “robbed” Manchester United of a title race at the business end of the season. He has claimed it is “impossible” to play the same starting 11 twice inside 50 hours without posing a serious risk of injury to his players.
The chances of Manchester United being crowned Premier League Champions come May 23rd are extremely slim to say the very least. In order for the Red Devils to clinch the Premier League crown for the first time since the 2012/13 season, they would have to win all of their remaining games while hoping that Manchester City get just one point from their remaining three fixtures.
This would be a tall order and virtual impossibility with a regular end of season fixture schedule. It becomes even more of a long shot when you consider that United have to play Leicester and Liverpool within a 50 hour period.
Ahead of the Aston Villa vs Manchester United game on Sunday afternoon, the bookies had been offering odds of 500/1 on Manchester United winning the Premier League. As some of you may remember, these were the odds being offered by the bookies on Leicester winning the league ahead of the 2015/16 season - and we all remember what happened there!
The odds with most bookmakers shorted considerably to around 200/1 following United’s victory over Aston Villa. As of Monday (May 10th) morning though, most bookies, including 888sport and Bet365, had suspended taking bets on A Manchester United Premier League title win.
After back to back draws against Leeds United and Newcastle last month, Liverpool’s Champions League hopes looked to be all but dashed. However thanks to West Ham, Leicester and Tottenham all losing at the weekend, and to Liverpool’s win against Southampton, things could be back on track for Klopp’s men.
With four games left to play, manager Jurgen Klopp believes that his side can reach the top four if they come away from every match with all three points.
Mathematically though, that’s not quite the case. The maximum amount of points that Liverpool can now finish on is 69. That would be enough to see them leapfrog West Ham in fifth place, who can only reach a maximum of 67 points if they win each of their remaining three games.
As well as having to win all of their own remaining matches, Liverpool’s best chances of reaching the top four come the end of the season therefore depend heavily on Leicester City’s results in their remaining three games. The Foxes could finish on a maxim of 72 points with three games remaining. This means that Liverpool’s rivals Manchester United could aid their top four chances heavily tomorrow with a win vs Leicester at Old Trafford.
With Manchester United’s top four finish now mathematically confirmed alongside Manchester City’s, there are six teams who could still yet clinch the final two remaining spots. Chelsea, Leicester City, West Ham, Tottenham and Everton all join Liverpool in the dog fight. Admittedly though, the later two have an extremely outside chance at this stage.
In the eyes of the bookies, Chelsea and Leicester are still above Liverpool in the pecking order when it comes to the top four favourites. Chelsea are 1/16 on to finish in the Champions LEague spots, while Leicester are 4/5 on to clinch the final place.
Liverpool are the bookies’ third favourites though by quite a distance. The Reds are 10/11 on to claim a spot, just a touch behind Leicester, but streaks ahead of West Ham, who are long shots at 16/1. Tottenham and Everton are the rank outsiders at odds of 30/1 and 50/1 respectively to be playing Champions League football come next season.
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