FT: Manchester United 2 Liverpool 1

All over and United hang on, despite good second-half showing from Liverpool.

93
Agger gives away foul on the corner of the box, sliding in on Cleverley.

92
Decent chance for Liverpool, ball comes into the box and Suarez tries looping header which De Gea takes but he had more time than he thought.

91
Outrageous attempt form van Persie as he tries back-heel flick from Valencia cross, it is decent effort and Reina has to dive to his left to claim it.

Four-minutes of added time.

90
Sturridge makes great run and is found by Johnson, he tries to turn Smalling but fires into the side-netting.

89
United giving away possession cheaply. Downing finds Sturridge in the box, Suarez takes it on, he finds Johnson - but his shot is charged down.

86
Liverpool pressing, Ferdinand clearance drops for Sturridge, he can't get his shot away and United manage to clear.

85
Great work from Suarez to keep as he battles in the box, Rafael clears but only as far as Sturridge who fires over.

84
Good defending from Agger as he gets to ball ahead of Valencia, who was looking to break.

81
Great play from Welbeck, as he drives past Wisdom, he plays it into van Persie and gets the return - but as he looks to cut back in the box he falls over the ball. He looked tired.

80
Jordan Henderson comes on and replaces Allen.

79
Vidic straight down the tunnel, suggesting possible problem with his knee.

79
Chris Smalling on for United, he replaces Vidic.

77
Kagawa makes way for Phil Jones.

76
Skrtel is forced to clear in the area, as van Persie is looking to take it down and turn.

76
Johnson goes into the book for bringing down Evra.

75
Gerrad to fire the free-kick into the box - Vidic does well to flick it away, but goal-kick is given.

73
Evra booked for bringing down Downing.

72
Decent chance for Borini, ball pops up for Italian after good work from Sturridge and he volleys just wide.

70
Good run from Sturridge, he is picked out by Suarez - he drives at Ferdinand, beats him but fires wide - signs of danger.

68
Nice build up by Liverpool - Suarez looks to play one-two with Sturridge but pace on return is just too hard. Unlucky.

65
Play stopped as Vidic and Wisdom clash from corner - both getting treatment.

64
Great save from Reina, as ball breaks for Kagawa on edge of the box but the Spaniard tips it round the post.

63
Fabio Borini makes his return from injury and replaces Sterling.

61
Van Persie hits it, but it is into the wall and Reina claims it.

60
Van Persie wins free-kick 25-yards out after tug from Gerrard - real danger.

59
Good work from Valencia on the right and he fires cross into the area, but nobody can connect.

57
GOAL - DANIEL STURRIDGE - Great work from Gerrard in midfield, he wins ball and fires shot at goal, De Gea makes great save but Sturridge fires home - Game on!

54
GOAL - NEMANJA VIDIC - Great ball into back post from van Persie for Evra to head at goal, it takes a slight deflection off the Serb and beats Reina.

54
Free-kick now 35-yards out, van Persie will take...

53
Great ball from Evra as Welbeck gets break on Skrtel - Slovakian booked.

52
Decent chance for Wisdom as he runs into space down the right, is fed by Suarez but he slices his shot wide - he should have tested De Gea.

51
Johnson pushing on again down the left, his cross is cleared by Ferdinand - it comes for Sterling but he is stopped by good challenge from Rafael.

48
Kagawa bursts through the middle, Allen barges into him. Van Persie is over it, but he fires it well over.

47
Welbeck takes it down, he dribbles across the edge of the box before going for goal - but it is well wide.

46
Driving run from Sturridge, it opens up in front of him but instead of shooting he looks for pass - and United clear, wasted chance.

So Liverpool kick us off, now kicking left to right.

Daniel Sturridge is also coming on, Lucas - who was booked has gone off.

Valencia is coming on for Young - who failed to shake off his knock late on in the half.

Whistle goes and United have a well deserved lead, Liverpool with a lot to do here.

45
Van Persie fires free-kick into the box but Liverpool clear.

Two-minutes of added time.

45
Lucas booked for tripping Young.

45
Rafael breaks into the box ahead of Johnson, he squares it to van Persie, he attempts flick which beats Reina but Liverpool clear as Kagawa looks to finish. Frantic goalmouth. Reina is down feeling Kagawa challenge.

44
Mistake from Wisdom, latched on by van Persie - he feeds Welbeck, who is tackled well by Skrtel.

42
Liverpool corner, Downing swings it in - but Ferdinand wins it ahead of Agger and United clear with ease.

41
More poor work from Allen, this time his headed clearance is straight to Cleverley, whose volley is just wide.

Everyone tipping a United win now, like Jamie McInnes, he mailed in: "Hello Graeme and just as I was about to email, RVP goes and scores ! My point has now been strengthened by that goal. Liverpool will lose simply because the stats are against them - Old Trafford isn't a place they go and win often enough as the history books will confirm. I'm not going to guess the score but a win for United. Simples."

37
Suarez with half a yard in the box, he goes for goal but it is well over.

35
Welbeck drives into the box and he gets better of Skrtel on the outside but he fires well over - decent chance.

34
More willing running from Johnson, he cuts inside and looks for Suarez but his attempted one-two doesn't come off and United clear.

33
Great block from Agger. Shocking Allen pass is intercepted by Welbeck, he puts it onto his left foot and goes for goal only for Agger to block the goal-bound effort.

33
Young back on now, so Antonio Valencia retakes his place on the bench.

31
Young still receiving treatment.

31
Pictures confirm that Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is at Old Trafford.

30
Young down after challenge from Agger - although it was the United man who ran into the Liverpool man. United play on and van Persie looks for Welbeck who is almost clear, but he comes back inside and chance is gone.

28
Allen looks for run of Suarez, but pass is woefully too hard and out for goal-kick.

27
Good chance wasted by van Persie - lovely ball from Young to the Dutchman on the edge of the box but his first time side-footed shot is over, should have done better.

24
Johnson attacks this time down the left, he beats Rafael but his cross is poor and behind.

23
More good defending from Johnson to deny Rafael and Liverpool counter. Gerrard feeds Wisdom, he looks for Suarez in the six-yard box but Vidic clears.

22
Poor pass from Gerrard is intercepted by van Persie, he goes by Skrtel but the Liverpool skipper is back to clear - Liverpool look a bit rattled by the United goal.

21
Late challenge from Joe Allen on Carrick - he gets away with warning.

19
GOAL - ROBIN VAN PERSIE - Great work by United, Kagawa and Cleverley combine to feed Evra, his low cross into the area is met by van Persie - who sweeps it home from 12-yards.

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So much feedback coming in - thanks again. David Beattie in Ireland wrote in: "This is going to be another classic Super Sunday. I think it will be 2-1 Utd."

17
Good work from Welbeck and then Cleverley to feed van Persie - he has his first sight of goal but shot is blocked by Skrtel.

16
Suarez looks to take on Vidic - but the Serb stands firm and the Uruguayan can't get by on the edge of the box.

15
Good defensive work from Johnson to close down Young as he looked to combine with Robin van Persie and Rafael to create opening.

14
Evra fouls Suarez - another chance for Gerrard to cross into the box but Rafael heads clear. Tentative from both sides so far.

12
Reina off his line quickly as Welbeck looked to latch on to Skrtel's poor headed clearance.

12
Liverpool free-kick which Steven Gerrard curls into the box - but United hear clear through Vidic.

10
Poor clearance from Reina is intercepted by Young, United press and Carrick goes for goal, but effort is blocked and Spaniard is relieved to grasp the ball.

9
First corner of the game comes for United as Andre Wisdom puts it behind after run from Kagawa. Young cross is poor and chance is wasted.

7
Nice ball from Tom Cleverley to find Kagawa, he cuts in from the left and fires a low cross into the box but Martin Skrtel clears his lines.

6
Great work from Michael Carrick as he covers at the back to intercept ahead of Suarez as he looks to break into the box.

5
Long ball forward taken down well by Danny Welbeck, he feeds Young as United build-up, the ball is worked to the left and Evra crosses into the area but again Reina takes it.

4
Nice work from Patrice Evra, he wins possession ahead of Steven Gerrard and plays a ball with the outside of his foot down the left for Shinji Kagawa - but his first-time cross is poor and straight to Pepe Reina.

2
Luis Suarez gets his first touches wide on the left, he looks for run of Raheem Sterling but Rio Ferdinand cleans up.

1
United pushing on early, Ashley Young gets it on the right but he is ushered out by Glen Johnson.

1
United get us underway, kicking left to right.

Handshakes go off without incident - United ready to kick-off

Teams on their way out...

And this match is global - Brian Halse mails in: "5.15am here in California, eagerly waiting for the game. Breakfast is cooking and beer is cold. Shout out for Brian, Paula, Dan & Sheri."

You can also get in touch via Twitter - like Stephen Noone: "@graemebailey I think sturidge coming on could be a deciding factor. plenty of goals though. 3-2 one way or the other #supersunday"

Some Liverpool backing now - John Dean says: "Sterling got to much pace for Evra and that will be the difference make. 2-0 Liverpool Gerrard with both."

Thanks for your feedback, plenty of you getting in touch already - and mostly confident United fans - like Thomas Williams, who has mailed in: "Just viewed the teams, appears to be a gulf in class and experience between the two sides! My crystal ball predicts a torrid afternoon for Liverpool and a good thrashing! RVP hat trick!"

Teams in full...

Manchester United: De Gea, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Young, Kagawa, Welbeck, van Persie. Subs: Amos, Jones, Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Smalling, Hernandez.

Liverpool: Reina, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Lucas, Downing, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling, Suarez. Subs: Jones, Henderson, Sturridge, Carragher, Borini, Shelvey, Robinson

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17:30
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12:00
Tottenham v Man Utd  

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