5 matches where Manchester United dominated Liverpool
I can't stand Liverpool, I can't stand the people, I can't stand anything to do with them.
Gary Neville is at his absolute best when aiming digs at the Merseyside club. With the players returning from international break, the fans will be thrilled to see Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville pulling each other's legs at the discussion table.
Known as the most famous derby in England, Manchester United versus Liverpool is nothing short of a mouth-watering clash to savour for both sets of fans. Verbal rants, fights, horrendous tackles, world-class goals, occasional digs, mean-spirited gestures- the fixture has it all.
For the supporters, it is not just a clash but a battle with their pride at stake. The rivalry between the two biggest clubs in England has a gruesome history which dates back to the 1800s. It is not just a match but a fight between two different cultures in Britain. Although both the clubs have won the Champions League, Liverpool are still struggling to win their first Premier League title with United having twenty trophies to their name.
The first Northwest derby of the season will be taking place at Anfield on the 14th of October and United have a tough test ahead to be in line with rivals Manchester City for the league title that Jose Mourinho is direly coveting this season.
On the eve of this exciting fixture, let's have a look at five matches where the Red Devils dominated the Merseysiders in the Premier League.
#5: Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool (19th September 2010)
This game has gone down as one of the finest ninety-minute spans in the career of Dimitar Berbatov. After all, it is extremely special to be on the scoresheet with a hattrick against bitter rivals.
Although the first half at Old Trafford produced nothing exciting as expected, the Bulgarian striker put United in the lead in the dying minutes on a Ryan Giggs corner. Berbatov again scored a majestic overhead kick on the 59th as United increased the deficit to 2-0.
However, a mistimed challenge on Fernando Torres by Johnny Evans saw Steven Gerrard pull one back through a penalty just five minutes later as the Merseysiders brought the game back to life. The visiting captain again scored a curling free-kick to equalize while Liverpool fans started cheering harder.
It was in the last ten minutes when Berbatov once again took the mantle to grab the winner from a John O'Shea cross at the far-post. As United cruised to the victory in a memorable game, the Bulgarian forward deservedly took the match ball home.