Alex Ferguson once turned down the chance to sign Fernando Torres because he didn’t think the Spaniard would score enough goals for Manchester United. Five years on, the Liverpool striker goes to Old Trafford with his career at another crossroads as he attempts to plot a route through the biggest form crisis of his career. It is only two months since Torres won the World Cup.
Key battles include Nemanja Vidic v Fernando Torres, Paul Scholes v Steven Gerrard and Dimitar Berbatov v Jamie Carragher.
Manchester United suffered a double disappointment in UEFA Champions League game. First, they failed to score against Glasgow Rangers, who held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. Man. United player Antonio Valencia suffered an ankle break in the match and he will be out for the season. Great lost for Alex Ferguson and Manchester United.
Match scheduled:18-09-2010 from 13:45 until 15:45 Week 5/Round 5,Barclays Premier League 2010/2011
Liverpool don’t look like a team set to win the league, with a win, a loss and two draws so far this season. Liverpool must have some confidence after they beat Steaua Bucharest 4-1 at Anfied in Europa league action.
Both sides had European cup encounters over the weekend and both sides chose to rest some key players ahead of this huge fixture on hand. Rooney will be back in the starting lineup after missing out on the Everton match due to allegations surrounding his private life. For Liverpool, they will be happy to see Joe Cole back in the lineup after serving his suspension stemming from a red card in his league debut for Liverpool.