Manchester United's death-spiral start to the season threatens to continue with the visit of Liverpool on Monday night.
Erik ten Hag became the first Manchester United manager in more than a century to lose his opening two games in the hot seat with a humiliating defeat away to Brentford last weekend, conjuring memories of an infamous 5-0 humbling against Crystal Palace in 1972.
Jurgen Klopp's Reds could only take a point off Palace themselves last week as they have begun the campaign with a stumble, fighting back to draw both of their matches thus far.
Here's everything you need to know about a meeting between two giants of the English game that are enduring poor starts.
Where are Manchester United vs Liverpool playing?
- Location: Manchester, England
- Stadium: Old Trafford
- Date: Monday 22 August
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST
- VAR: Darren England
- Referee: Michael Oliver
Where can you watch Manchester United vs Liverpool in the UK?
Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Channel: Sky Sports Premier League
Channel: Sky Ultra HD
Streaming Service: NOW TV
Streaming Service: Sky Go
Broadcast Time: 18:30 (BST)
Where can you watch Manchester United vs Liverpool in The United States?
Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 15:00
Broadcast Time PST: 12:00
Where can you watch Manchester United vs Liverpool in Canada?
Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 15:00
Where can you watch Manchester United vs Liverpool Highlights?
Channel: Sky Sports Football
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel
H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Manchester United: 1 Win
Liverpool: 3 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Manchester United: DLDLL
Manchester United team news
Ten Hag has had Anthony Martial back in training, but Victor Lindelof is still unavailable.
Facundo Pellistri isn't expected to return from an ankle injury until September. The defensive duo of Brandon Williams and Victor Lindelof are also doubts for the visit of Liverpool.
Manchester United predicted lineup vs Liverpool
Manchester United Starting 11: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw; McTominay, Van de Beek; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo
Bench: Heaton, Malacia, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Elanga, Garner, Eriksen, Garnacho
Liverpool team news
Injuries proliferated Liverpool's squad with such a relentlessness Jurgen Klopp wondered aloud if they "had a witch in the building". Darwin Nunez's red card against Palace last Monday night didn't exactly ease Klopp's selection woes.
Roberto Firmino, the natural replacement for Nunez through the middle, has at least returned to training but will likely remain a doubt due to a lack of match sharpness.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thiago Alcantara aren't expected to feature for the foreseeable future as the pair nurse hamstring issues. Ibrahima Konate's knee problem is set to sideline him "for a while" according to the club while fellow centre-back Joel Matip has another week left in his recovery from a muscle strain.
Caoimhin Kelleher may figure on the bench this weekend but Diogo Jota (thigh) and Curtis Jones (calf) aren't scheduled to return until September.
Liverpool predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Liverpool Starting 11: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Elliott, Salah, Diaz
Bench: Kelleher, Adrian, Gomez, Keita, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Clark, Bajcetic, Van den Berg
Manchester United vs Liverpool score prediction
Ten Hag has insisted that his team "is good enough to beat Brighton and Brentford". While this season's results and even worse performances suggest otherwise, Manchester United's personnel doesn't compare favourably with their Liverpool counterparts.
Klopp's side may not have clicked into gear just yet. However, even a below-par Liverpool are clear favourites against this misfiring iteration of Manchester United.
Prediction: Manchester United 0-2 Liverpool