Manchester United vs Liverpool is coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last chance to remain a title contender

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Premier League game scheduled to kick off at 16:30 later today, October 24, 2021, could be coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s last opportunity to keep United as one of the title contenders for this season.

Manchester United are currently sitting on the 6th spot with 14 points in 8 games. So far this season, they have recorded 4 wins, 2 draws, and 2 defeats.

Based on their performance, Manchester United will require 2.4 points per game to equal the 86 points Manchester City used to win the Premier League title last season.

The 86 points Manchester City used to win the Premier League title were the second-lowest points a club used to win the title. Leicester City won the Premier League title with 81 points in the 2015-2016 season which were the lowest points in the Premier League era.

Hence, Manchester United vs Liverpool Premier League game could be said to be one of the biggest matches for Solskjaer’s ambition to win the league title.

Manchester United vs Liverpool is coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's last chance to remain a title contender
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool.

If Manchester United continue their inconsistent run by losing to Liverpool later today, Solskjaer would need more than 2.5 points per game to stand a chance of winning the Premier League this season.

The good thing is that Manchester United still have an edge over Liverpool in terms of their head-to-head record. United have recorded 81 victories over Liverpool while Jurgen Klopp’s men have recorded 68 victories over the Red Devils in 201 meetings.

The last time Liverpool visited Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the Premier League, Liverpool beat the host 4-2.

Ahead of today’s clash, most pundits believe that Liverpool will beat Manchester United again based on the current form of Klopp’s team. So far this season, Liverpool have recorded 5 wins and three draws.

Unlike Manchester United, Liverpool are yet to record any defeat this season. In the club’s last four Premier League games, Klopp and his boys recorded 2 draws and 2 victories.

Liverpool are currently sitting on the 3rd spot with 18 points in 8 games, four points below first placed Chelsea.

If Liverpool’s form is anything to go by, Manchester United are likely to drop another point today or even record another defeat.

Manchester United vs Liverpool:
Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo could be the game changers

Manchester United vs Liverpool:
Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo could be the game changers
Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.

During the Manchester United vs Liverpool match later today, the cameras will be on Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo. The two players are the most talked about football stars in the Premier League this season.

So far, Mohamed Salah has been the most consistent player in the Premier League. The Egyptian has scored seven goals in 8 Premier League games so far this season.

As for Cristiano Ronaldo, since he returned to Manchester United last summer, he has scored three goals in five Premier League games. He has saved Manchester United in a couple of matches so far this season and could be the club’s savior later today.