Gary Neville said, “even if Manchester United loses again Manchester City and defeat Chelsea they can qualify for the top 4”. The desperation that United have to stop Liverpool FC from winning the premier league is unmatched. The rivalry of Liverpool and Manchester United fans in nothing less than that of two countries sharing a bitter history, let us say India and Pakistan for example. This rivalry is something that has bitterness tracing back to the 17th century. Liverpool and Manchester United fans cannot stand the sight of each other but the destiny has brought them to a turn where Liverpool fans would be praying for United’s Victory and United would be ready to lose to their noisy neighbors, Manchester City, another bitter rival.
“They Need to Do themselves favour,” Virgil Van Dijk, the undeclared captain of Liverpool’s defense told the press that right now Manchester United need to do themselves favour instead of doing Liverpool favour by winning against Manchester City. A bitter Merseyside rival of Liverpool, Everton, who were also the last club to force Liverpool to drop points in the title race did a huge favor to Liverpool when they served Manchester United the embarrassment of the season by handing them a 4-0 defeat. The defeat was so heavy that the baby faced coach of Manchester OGS had to call an emergency meeting. If United lose against City, their hopes for qualifying for Champions League are all but over, whereas if they defeat City, their rivals who they loved taunting about their barren run of almost 30 years and who almost every United fan hates from the core of their heart will win the title. However, losing will also mean more hurt to their pride and honor.
This match could decide the season, United defeat city and it would almost be a game set match for their hopes for the title whereas if United lose, they might stop Liverpool from winning the title but it would be the like closing curtains in their Champions League chase.
What Do you guys think? Rivalry or top 4 hates? What is more important now?