(Happy soul Antonio Valencia is in top form for United)
(Pepe Reina is one of the league's finest & could have his hands full in this one)
Liverpool have a clean slate of injuries & their back four & goalkeeper continue to impress & look as solid as any around, United will likely start with the less than convincing De Gea in goal with Lindegaard out & they clearly miss Nemanja Vidic at the centre of defence, Liverpool may not have the firepower to punish them though as they've only scored two or more in 9 of their 24 league games. United have multiple options up front but seem to have settled on a Welbeck-Rooney combination with the threat of poacher Hernandez to come off the bench when needed, whoever plays should have good service with Valencia in top form & Ashley Young returning to fitness. United still lack the combative qualities that can be key in games like this in the middle of the park but Scholes short retirement seems to have reinvigorated him as he's playing some way above the level he did last year & even Michael Carrick seems to have found some quality & consistency to his game. This could be another tight one but if United can carry forward the momentum of their great comeback last week & feed off the inevitably raucous atmosphere they can make odds of 9/10 look generous, there is a reason for there being 16 points & 5 places between the two sides & the home team can make that superiority show.
|(Gaffer Chris Powell - all smiles with Charlton leading League One)|
|(Rovers Eliot Richards will be looking for his third goal in as many games)|
Manchester United to beat Liverpool at 9/10 (BetVictor)
Charlton Athletic to beat Chesterfield at 10/11 (Paddy Power/Coral)
Bristol Rovers to beat Morecambe at 6/5 (Coral)