Manchester United vs Liverpool: Things to look out for
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United scores their side's third goal from a free kick during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 24, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Manchester United will look to get their Premier League campaign back on track as they host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Pressure will continue to hang over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his future as Man United manager, however, his side will be encouraged by their dramatic comeback win over Atalanta on Wednesday.

United came from 2-0 down to grab all three points courtesy of goals from Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and of course, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Red Devils will now be hoping to make it two wins on the bounce and secure the bragging rights against their old rivals. 

Here is what United fans should look out for in this mammoth fixture.

Bruno Fernandes involvement

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There are doubts surrounding the fitness of key player Bruno Fernandes heading into what is sure to be one of the biggest games of his side's season. 

The Portuguese talisman picked up a knock in the Champions League mid-week and whilst United boss Solskjaer admitted the midfielder is a doubt, he also provided hope that Fernandes would feature as he stated "he's doing everything he can to be ready."

With four goals and two assists in the league this season to go along with the two assists he provided against Atalanta, there is no doubt over his importance to the side and fans will undoubtedly be praying they see his name on the teamsheet come Sunday. 

A huge task for Shaw

Luke Shaw was arguably United's best player last season and has continued where he left off so far this term, with a breathtaking Euros campaign sandwiched in-between. 

However, this clash with Liverpool looks set to be one of the biggest tests of his career so far as he lines up against Mohammed Salah

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The Egyptian winger is in the form of his life and having recently been described as the best player in the world by fans, managers and pundits alike, Shaw will have to be on top form to subdue the league's top-scorer. 

Although the left-back will want to get forward and build on the match-winning assist he recorded against Atalanta, importance will be placed on his defensive capabilities for this particular contest.

Ronaldo rejuvenated 

Ronaldo has proved he is still more than capable following his historic return to Old Trafford and given his famous winning mentality, the United legend will be aiming to prove he can still perform against some of the best teams in the world.

Having netted five goals in his first four games since his return, the possible greatest player of all time will have been disappointed not to get on the scoresheet in the draw with Everton and defeat to Leicester City.

He did however hit back to score the late winner on Wednesday and will now turn his attentions to silencing Liverpool, something he has a history of doing with eight wins, two defeats and one draw in all competitions. 

His last goal against the Reds for United came in a 4-1 defeat in 2009 and he will be hoping for a better result this time out.

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