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How To Watch Manchester United v Liverpool In The FA Cup

How To Watch Manchester United v Liverpool In The FA Cup

The much-anticipated top of the table clash between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday was, perhaps, a touch underwhelming – but the two teams don’t have to wait long before facing off again. This Sunday the two most successful teams in English football will meet again at Old Trafford in the FA Cup fourth-round and we have all the info below on when and how to watch Manchester United v Liverpool.

When is Man United v Liverpool?

United will take on Liverpool on Sunday January 24, with kick-off at 5pm.

Where is Man United v Liverpool taking place?

The FA Cup fourth-round tie takes place at Old Trafford, once again behind closed doors.

How to watch Man United v Liverpool in Ireland?

The match is being broadcast on both BBC One and eir Sport 1 in Ireland. Coverage on BBC starts at 4:30pm while eir’s coverage starts closer to kick-off at 4:50pm. BBC One can be found at 108 on a Virgin Media box and at 141 on a Sky box, while eir Sport 1 can be found at channel 421 on a Sky box.

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How are both teams shaping up for the game?

United’s league form has taken a sharp upturn of late, with the Manchester side near the top of the table. Their FA Cup third round game was a nervy affair, with a second-string XI grinding out a narrow home win over Championship side Watford.

Liverpool – defending Premier League champions – have not won a league game since before Christmas. They did, however qualify for this FA Cup round with relative ease after beating a weakened Aston Villa 4-1 away from home in the third round.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to get the better of his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp. United’s last win over their old rivals came in the league in March 2018, nearly three years ago. The last time Liverpool and United met outside of the league was the 2015-16 Europa League round of 16, when it was once again Liverpool who came out on top.

While Solskjaer will be desperate to find a way around United’s fiercest rivals this weekend and continue on the path to silverware, a win for Liverpool would go a long way to reinstalling the feel-good factor at Anfield.

Eoin Harrington

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