Welcome to our coverage of the first day of Gameweek 19. After a sumptuous Boxing Day fare, the first day of Gameweek 19 of English Premier League will have another nine matches line-up in a possible extension of football festivities.
Breaking away from tradition, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has decided to give his players a break on Christmas Day. Traditionally, under Sir Alex Ferguson and then under David Moyes, December 25 was a working day for all the players.
Louis van Gaal's Manchester United face an enticing test against bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday in a crucial Premier League fixture. The Manchester giants are on a five-match unbeaten run in the league and will bank on their premier forwards to decide the clash and take home three vital points.