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Manchester United Players Not Shown Too Much Footage Of Liverpool, In Case It Scares Them

Manchester United Players Not Shown Too Much Footage Of Liverpool, In Case It Scares Them

Manchester United are very far from the level of Sunday's opponents Liverpool right now, so far so that assistant manager Mike Phelan admitted the players haven't been shown much footage of their rivals, in case it scares them.

There's 15 points between the two clubs going into Sunday's game at Old Trafford and the Reds are superior in every way to their rivals.

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Clearly the United management team know that with Mike Phelan admitting they haven't even showed their players much footage in case they get scared. Talking to the Sun, Phelan said, "We got the whole team together from the internationals.

"Some players have come back in better moods than others because they have qualified, so we've brought them together and shown them a few things.

"We've tried not to show them too much of Liverpool. It is more about who we are because if you go down that road you'd frighten them to death!"

Explaining how they prepare for games and how they feed information to players the assistant boss, who also served as Sir Alex Ferguson's second in command, added, "When we get closer to the game, there will be more information fed to them.

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"As a coach now it's changed a little bit. It is not all done on the training ground.

"Analysing and technology has come in to it so you can feed them information all the time but you just have to be careful what information you give them.

"You can't necessarily deliver the information to everybody in the same way."

Phelan and Solskjaer trying to work what in the world to do on Sunday. Image: PA Images
Phelan and Solskjaer trying to work what in the world to do on Sunday. Image: PA Images

Before the international break the Red Devils suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats as they lost 1-0 away at struggling Newcastle United.

The loss left them in 12th place and just two points clear of the relegation zone. Before the weekend they might have even slipped into the bottom three, though that possibility has since disappeared.

Jurgen Klopp's side's form is completely opposite with the Reds flying high at the top of the table, and yet to drop any points in the league.

Liverpool celebrate their win against Leicester. Image: PA Images
Liverpool celebrate their win against Leicester. Image: PA Images

United do have a good record at home to Liverpool, having last lost during David Moyes' season as United manager, but the chances of continuing that record look slim.

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Topics: Harry Maguire, Liverpool, Mike Phelan, Football News, Manchester United, Roberto Firmino, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Sadio Mane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mo Salah

Ryan Sidle

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