Dimitar Berbatov pinpoints Man Utd’s “big weapon” for crunch Liverpool clash

Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

Come on in and join the club! Get our daily Manchester United email newsletter

Sign me up!When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid Email

In a game so often decided by such fine margins, Sunday's top of the table clash between Liverpool and Man Utd promises to be another tight and tense affair.

United leapfrogged their rivals on Tuesday to go top of the Premier League table, but know they face a Liverpool side desperate to get back to winning ways.

Given Liverpool's indifferent form and question marks over Joel Matip's fitness, coupled with United's new-found status as league leaders, both sides would perhaps each be content to settle for a point.

But Dimitar Berbatov has warned Liverpool's defence they face a difficult task keeping tabs on the significant threat posed by United striker Edinson Cavani.

"I think it's going to be an even game, both teams have got a strong attacking force with very quick players upfront in [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane, [Anthony] Martial and [Marcus] Rashford," Berbatov told Betfair .

Berbatov believes Liverpool need to be wary of United frontman Edinson Cavani
(Image: Getty Images)

Read More
Related Articles


  • Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea gossip and rumours

Read More
Related Articles


  • Liverpool hero John Arne Riise explains why Man Utd will eventually struggle this season

"I think if Cavani is going to play he has that experience and intelligence to know how to unlock a defence like Liverpool and he can be a big weapon.

"If [Paul] Pogba continues like he did in the last game, with that desire to get up and down the pitch with his big strides, technique and vision, then he will also cause problems."

Cavani has silenced some of his early doubters following his arrival, adding a fresh dimension to United's attack.

Read More
Related Articles


  • Mark Clattenburg hits out at "hypocrite" Jurgen Klopp over Man Utd penalty comments

His contribution, particularly in the games against Southampton and Leicester, have helped lift United into serious contention.

Pogba too has enjoyed a run of good form and looks back to his best.

United's issue is arguably whether their own defence can deal with Liverpool's three-pronged strike force of Mane, Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Who will win between Liverpool and Man Utd? Have your say below.

Cavani has breathed fresh life into United's attack
(Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

And Berbatov feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will just largely be focusing on leaving Anfield still top of the pile.

"At the back, as long as United don't overcomplicate things, play simple, take the ball and give it to someone else with one or two touches then I think United will be okay," Berbatov added.

"In my opinion, it's more important for United not to lose, one point can be a big difference at the end of the season and it can make you champions."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *