Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

The ten best Manchester United v Liverpool encounters

Liverpool 3 Manchester United 3
Premier League, January, 1994
If the entertainment value of Sunday's game comes even close to this six goal thriller, neutrals will be delighted. Anfield was in shock when after just 25 minutes United were in what seemed to be an unassailable lead at 3-0. Steve Bruce, Ryan Giggs and then a beautiful free-kick from left-back Dennis Irwin did the damage. But Liverpool responded in remarkable fashion. Nigel Clough, who did little during his time at Liverpool, scored two long range screamers before Neil Ruddock (pictured) completed a ludicrous comeback that made Anfield erupt. As amazing as the Liverpool's revival was, it wasn't enough to save manager Graeme Souness, who was sacked a month later.

Manchester United make the short trip to Anfield this Sunday to face Liverpool in a mouth watering fixture.

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Sub-plots of Manchester United striker Michael Owen returning to his former club and Rafael Benitez fighting for his survival after a string of poor results only add to what is always one of the most highly anticipated matches of the season.

Source: Independent