Updated: Sunday, 29th March 2020 @ 7:27am

Liverpool's league form is irrelevant ahead of Anfield clash, insists Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic

Liverpool's league form is irrelevant ahead of Anfield clash, insists Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic

By Ed Owen

Nemanja Vidic believes that league form will count for nothing as Manchester United face Liverpool in what he described as ‘a game by itself’.

The Serbian international will captain United in the latest instalment of the historic derby, and is hoping to mastermind a first United victory at Anfield since December 2007.

Although Brendan Rodgers’ side are yet to win a game in their worst start to a season for 100 years, the 30-year-old centre-back is wary of Liverpool raising their game in their first home tie since the Hillsborough independent report was released.

“If you look over the last few years, it doesn't matter how they are playing or how many points they've got, Liverpool always have a good game against United,” he told the club’s official website.

Though the former Spartak man presided over a second consecutive clean sheet after Wednesday’s nervy win over Galatasaray, he refuses to treat the game as a foregone conclusion.

“Form does not give any team an advantage. It's a game by itself,” he added.

“We're not going there as favourites, we just have an equal chance of winning."

Liverpool will be bringing back Luis Suarez, Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard after they were rested for yesterday’s 5-3 Europa League win against the Young Boys of Berne in Switzerland.

The Red Devils are expected to field a different side from the one that beat Wigan last weekend, with Robin Van Persie and Patrice Evra touted to feature.

However, Ashley Young will be sidelined for three weeks after being diagnosed with bruised cartilage.

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