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Manchester United are no longer trying to knock Liverpool off their perch – they can’t even see it

Aidan Fitzmaurice


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker saved his bacon this week. Photo: Reuters

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker saved his bacon this week. Photo: Reuters

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker saved his bacon this week. Photo: Reuters

Some football fixtures are so insane, so hard to explain, that the conflicting emotions of hate and admiration can combine even though they look to be mutually exclusive.

Right now, Liverpool appear to have all the things that United want: a higher spot in the Premier League table, recent titles in the Premier League and Champions League and a genuine chance of winning both trophies this season, something that the Atalanta win apart – looks to be well beyond United’s reach.


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