If the teams around them win their games in hand, Liverpool will move down to 7th in the league, 5 points behind Spurs and City, 4 points behind Villa and 4 points above Birmingham.

Darren Fletcher has today said we shouldn’t let Liverpool’s dreadful season, which saw them crash out of the Champions League at the group stages and struggle in the Europa League, fool us in to thinking our match on Sunday will be an easy one.

“It would be very dangerous to think this is a poor Liverpool side coming to Old Trafford because they are anything but,” said Fletcher. “It would be a huge mistake to think that Liverpool are not a threat. They maybe haven’t had the season we expected after last year but they are still a dangerous side. They are still in the main the same team. We know what they are capable of and pushed us all the way and dished out that defeat here and the one at Anfield this season. They are still fresh in our memories. Liverpool still have a lot to play for because they are battling for fourth spot. They are capable of beating anyone. We have to learn the lessons from last year’s game. The warnings are there. If you are not 100% focused and you make mistakes they will punish you. It is a real surprise to me they haven’t been up with us. But they will still be fired up to win at Old Trafford again.”