Wayne Rooney gave a prediction for Manchester United vs Liverpool in his latest column and it comes as a warning to Erik ten Hag’s players.
Writing for The Times, Rooney stated a repeat of Manchester United’s performance against Brentford could see the Red Devils suffer another heavy home loss to their fiercest rivals, just like last season.
I stood in the Stretford End that day and it was painful to watch. It was definitely the worst I have witnessed, but TRA still got behind the team and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which thinking back, was genuinely one of my highlights as a fan last season.
We stood together when others left early.
But Rooney doesn’t think that will happen. He expects a reaction from the players as well as a respectable result – but still, he doesn’t expect United to claim three points.
Rooney said: “Play like they did against Brentford, and United will suffer an even worse result than their 5-0 defeat by Liverpool last season.
“I don’t expect that to happen, by the way — I can’t see United winning, but I believe there’ll be a reaction and they’ll lose by the odd goal, or even snatch a draw.”
In the same column, Rooney argued that Erik ten Hag should consider dropping Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford because he needs to fill the team with energy.
Let us know in the comments section if you think Ten Hag will make any dramatic changes to the team against Liverpool.