Manchester United vs Liverpool Live Football Score 17 Jan 2021
Liverpool F.C.–Manchester United F.C. rivalry, also known as the North West Derby, is a high-profile inter-city rivalry between English professional football clubs Liverpool and Manchester United. It is considered to be one of the biggest rivalries in world football along with the Old Firm derby in Scotland, Superclásico in Argentina, El
Clásico in Spain, Derby d’Italia in Italy and Der Klassiker in Germany and is considered the most famous fixture in English football Players, fans and the media alike often consider games between the two clubs to be their biggest rivalry, above even their own local derby competitions with Everton and Manchester City, respectively.
The rivalry has been fuelled by the proximity of the two major cities that they represent, their historic economic and industrial rivalry, significant periods of domestic footballing dominance and European success, and their popularity at home and abroad, as two of the biggest-earning and widely supported football clubs in the world
The two clubs are the most successful English teams in domestic, European and worldwide competitions; between them they have won 39 league titles, 19 FA Cups, 13 League Cups, 36 FA Community Shields, nine European Cups, four UEFA Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, five UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup and two FIFA Club World Cups
Each club can claim historical supremacy over the other: United for their 20 league titles to Liverpool’s 19 and Liverpool for being European champions six times to United’s three. Manchester United lead in terms of total trophies won, with 66 to Liverpool’s 64.Manchester United also lead in the head-to-head record between the two teams, with 80 wins to Liverpool’s 67; the remaining 57 matches have finished as
In a season involving such a great title race both sides should have, on paper, had protagonists at the top of their game leading the line, in the shape of Fernando Torres and Cristiano Ronaldo.
But 2008/09 proved an injury-hit season for Torres and saw a return to normal form for Ronaldo, whose 18-goal haul would have been impressive in any campaign but could not come close to matching his tally of 31 in 2007/08.
Speaking in the run-up to the 2008 FIFA Player of the Year awards in January, where Ronaldo would be named winner, third-placed Torres hoped the looming March 14 showdown at Old Trafford between the two sides would yet prove the difference.