New Delhi: English Premier League giants Manchester United host arch-rivals Liverpool in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, second leg tie at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Liverpool beat United 2-0 in the first leg and are the likely contenders to go through to the next round.
Although they would have loved to see these nights in the Champions League, their outing in the Europa shows how much they have gone behind and those years of domination is long bygone.
Nonetheless the tie will serve the fans plenty to look forward to and enjoy a big European night as United will rely on the past of their history of making comebacks.
The last five games between the two sides in the Premier League favours United with three wins and Liverpool (2). Whoever progresses will be the only English team in the quarters stage, given that Tottenham Hotspur are almost on the brink as they trail by three goals to Borussia Dortmund.
Louis van Gaal has beaten Liverpool four times before the casualty he suffered last week. The Europa league is a vital trophy that could act as a getaway for the duo to enter Champions League football next season.
Old Trafford will be a nervy place as Liverpool start as favourites.
Man United possible XI: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Herrera; Lingaard, Mata, Memphis; Martial
Liverpool possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Can; Lallana, Coutinho, Milner; Firmino
Date: March 17, Thursday
Time: 1:35 am IST (Friday)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
TV listing: Ten Action, Ten Action HD
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