McAteer claims Manchester United being on top is a false position while admits Liverpool are not in a good shape.
player expects a classic match on Sunday asManchester United
will face Liverpool at Anfield. United are currently top of the Premier League table with 3 points clear of Liverpool.
McAteer believes that Manchester United are in a false position as he doesn’t consider them a serious title contender. He claims the Red Devils are only on top because Liverpool are suffering from many injuries.
He said to FreeSuperTips:
“Even if Manchester United were to go to Anfield on Sunday and beat Liverpool, the Premier League title isn’t won in January so I’m sure there won’t be too much panic around Liverpool.
“Liverpool are in a fragile state and not in the greatest form. This is due to physical and mental tiredness as the squad is stretched with so many injuries.
“The one thing that worries me about Manchester United is even though they don’t have the best team or that great of a squad, defensively they are so vulnerable - they have the worst defensive record out of the top 11 teams, conceding 24 goals - they’re grinding out results, similarly to the Burnley victory on Tuesday night which bodes well for them.
“Manchester United haven’t faced any real injury adversities this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has always been able to pick from a big pool of players and he’s not lost any of his key men e.g., Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Fred.
“At this current moment in time, Manchester United are doing okay. You can’t deny where they currently are and you have to give them some credit for currently sitting on top of the Premier League, which makes this weekend’s match all the more exciting.
“Liverpool have the best home record and so far United haven’t lost away from home, so it could be a classic, which is something we’ve not had for a long time.”