ANFIELD game is “JUST A MATCH” for United Coach
The Manchester United Coach is treating the Liverpool match next Saturday as just a other Premier League match. The Anfield date is one that is always circled in the club’s calendar and the intense rivalry between the sides ensures it is often a tense affair. However, the boss believes it should be considered as just another of the challenges as the Reds aim to mount a push for the title.
“It’s three points,” he said of the Merseyside mission.
“When you are in a big club, when you are a big player, when you are a big manager, every game is important. You cannot look at some matches as cup finals and other matches differently. For me, every match is a cup final and I’ve been like this all the time.” And he added..”It’s three points not four. If we are at a moment in a season where the duel between the two teams ensures the result will mean more than three points, than yes. Sometimes a draw or even to lose by a certain goal difference is important. In this case, it is not important. It’s just a three-point match. That’s the way I approach it.”
Telling about the visit he added : “Do I like to go to Anfield? Yes, I love it. Do I like to play against Liverpool? Yes. I like amazing stadiums, the best opponents but the preparation is not different. It’s just a match.”
Serbia star Nemanja Matic and Belgium hot-shot Romelu Lukaku are in line for their first appearance against Jurgen Klopp’s side in a United shirt after both scoring for their respective countries during the international break.
Lukaku has made an instant impact at Old Trafford and his strike as a substitute for his country against Cyprus means he has scored in every single game he’s played this term, bar the home clash with Leicester City in August.