Manchester United face their toughest task as they host Liverpool at Old Trafford in an English Premier League clash on Monday night.
Two games. Two losses. Six goals conceded. Only one goal scored, and even that was an own goal. Oh, and to top it off, United are in last place.
If the opening weekend 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton was bad, the ensuing 4-0 thrashing by Brentford on Saturday was widely regarded as one of the worst results in recent United history. .
Hence the inevitable hysteria. Is Erik ten Hag, who joined Ajax in the off-season, the wrong appointment as manager? Is Lisandro Martinez the wrong signing at centre-back? Why haven’t United signed a defensive midfielder yet? Is this the end for Cristiano Ronaldo at United?
If United are beaten again on Monday, to open a season with three straight defeats for the first time in the Premier League era (from 1992). So how big would the fourth game – against Southampton away – be for Ten Hag? Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk takes nothing for granted, despite his side beating United 5-0 and 4-0 last season.
When: August 23 (Tuesday)
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