Manchester United and Liverpool go head-to-head on Sunday afternoon with both managers having plenty of decisions to make with their starting XIs.
Liverpool sit atop of the Premier League with a 13 point lead, and two games in hand, over Manchester City , with United 27 points adrift of Jurgen Klopp’s men.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the only man to have taken points off the Reds so far this season – with the Red Devils securing a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford earlier this season.
The Norwegian will be without his goalscorer from that day Marcus Rashford as he continues to battle a back injury.
Rashford came off the bench during United’s FA Cup replay with Wolves but after a clash with Matt Doherty he was forced back off 16 minutes later.
“I can’t tell you now,” the Solskjaer told a press conference on Friday morning. “As I said with Harry [Maguire] a few weeks ago, of course we’re going to give him the absolute amount of time to find out.
“We’re going to do some more checks and treatment with him today. Yesterday of course was just a recovery day anyway and some treatment for him.
“I haven’t seen him this morning, but I’m not going to hold my breath. I would probably think that he wouldn’t be ready, but let’s see. There’s still 48 hours, more than that, so let’s see.”
And it looks like Rashford will not be involved at Anfield having not travelled with the team or stayed in the hotel.
Mason Greenwood is the most likely attacker to take his place in the side, to form an three-way with Anthony Martial and winger Daniel James.
Despite not scoring or assisting a Premier league goal for over a year, Jesse Lingard is set to start in midfield alongside Fred and Nemanja Matic.
Solskjaer will probably keep the same back five which started in the 4-0 thrashing of Norwich last week – with David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Brandon Williams lining up together although Eric Bailly is back in the travelling contingent after his layoff.
Liverpool’s team is easier to predict, with players potentially coming back into contention rather than injury doubts.
Joel Matip and Fabinho are back in training having recovered from knee and ankle injuries – although neither are quite ready to start.
“It looks like Joel and Fabinho [will be back],” said Klopp. “They trained completely normally yesterday and the day before. So that means they are likely to be in the squad.”
The Merseysiders will however be without James Milner, Dejan Lovren and Naby Keita.
Man Utd predicted XI:De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Matic, Fred, James, Lingard, Greenwood, Martial
Liverpool predicted XI:Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Mane