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Mohamed Salah is reportedly fit to strengthen Liverpool against Manchester United

Mohamed Salah is reportedly fit to strengthen Liverpool against Manchester United

Mohamed Salah

 

Mohamed Salah is reportedly fit to strengthen Liverpool against Manchester United. However, that is not a sure guarantee that he will not be ‘disabled’ again in front of the Red Devils.

Liverpool will travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United (MU) in Week 9 of the Premier League 2019/20, Sunday (10/20/2019). These two rivals are in opposite conditions.

Liverpool is still perfect until Week 8 and leads the standings with an eight-point advantage over Manchester City in second place. Jurgen Klopp’s troops have also scored 20 goals and conceded only six.

Meanwhile, MU has only won twice and is currently slumped in 12th place with nine points (M2 S3 K3). Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have also scored nine goals and conceded eight, in the eight matches, they have played.

MU wants to make this big match as a turning point for the revival, while Liverpool is determined to continue its perfect start.

data-preserver-spaces=”true”>Mohamed Salah will be one of the main pillars in the Liverpool attack line. Notch four goals and three assists in the first eight appearances in the Premier League this season suggests that the 27-year-old Egyptian striker is one of the biggest threats to Manchester United.

However, is that right?

Mohamed Salah in the Premier League

 

Mohamed Salah in the Premier League

Mohamed Salah in the Premier League

 

data-preserver-spaces=”true”>Mohamed Salah first visited Old Trafford with Chelsea in the 2014/15 season. However, by coach Jose Mourinho at the time, Salah was only seated on the bench.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Chelsea’s victory over opener Didier Drogba was 53 minutes gone after Robin van Persie scored an equalizer for Manchester United in injury time.

Salah was later ‘banished’ to Italy, where he later shined with Fiorentina and AS Roma. His impressive performance brought him back to England when he was recruited by Liverpool in July 2017 with a transfer value of € 42 million.

One becomes an important pillar. Together with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, they formed the feared trio of attackers. The 2018/19 Champions League championship was won.

In the Premier League, Salah has carved a total of 60 goals and 22 assists in 95 appearances. Almost all that he noted with Liverpool, since the 2017/18 season.

However, there is one Premier League team that Salah has faced several times, and he always fails to score goals or design assists. The team is Manchester United.


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Bad record Mohamed Salah vs. MU

 

Bad record Mohamed Salah vs. MU

Mohamed Salah © lfc

 

Mohamed Salah has faced Manchester United (MU) four times in the Premier League. In four meetings, Liverpool which he strengthened won only once.

Not quite up there, in four appearances against Manchester United in the Premier League, Salah also never once scored a goal or contributed an assist.

MU is the only Premier League team that has faced Salah more than once and he always fails to contribute goals or assists.

Mohamed Salah vs Manchester United in the Premier League:

  • Appearance – 4
  • Win – 1
  • Draw – 2
  • Lose – 1
  • Goal – 0
  • Assists – 0

Mohamed Salah vs MU 2017/18 season

 

Mohamed Salah vs MU 2017/18 season

 

Mohamed Salah’s first appearance for Liverpool in the Manchester United duel was in the 2017/18 season. Meet at Anfield in the 8th week, Salah was installed as a starter by Klopp and was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 78th minute. This match ended in a 0-0 draw.

The following statistics Mohamed Salah in the match.

  • Minutes played: 78
  • Shots: 4
  • Shots on target: 1
  • Goal: 0
  • Operands likely goal: 2
  • Assists : 0

When changing to visit Old Trafford that season, Liverpool was forced to give up defeat. Liverpool bent MU made by Jose Mourinho with a score of 1-2. Left behind by a pair of goals from Marcus Rashford minutes 14 and 24, Liverpool were only able to attenuate the difference in score through the suicide of Eric Bailly on 66 minutes. Trio Wrong, Mane, Firmino could not do much.

The following statistics Mohamed Salah in the match.

  • Minutes played: 90
  • Shots: 1
  • Shots on target: 0
  • Goal: 0
  • Operands have a chance of goal: 1
  • Assists : 0

 

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Mohamed Salah vs. Manchester United 2018/19 season

 

Mohamed Salah vs. MU 2018/19 season

 

Last season, Liverpool first hosted MU at Anfield in the 17th week. Liverpool bends MU concoction Mourinho 3-1. Liverpool won by one goal from Sadio Mane and a pair of goals from Xherdan Shaqiri. One goal scored MU Jesse Lingard. Wrong playing well, but again failed to contribute goals or assists.

The following statistics Mohamed Salah in the match.

  • Minutes played: 90
  • Shots: 3
  • Shots on target: 0
  • Goal: 0
  • Operands likely goal: 3
  • Assists : 0.

When Liverpool changed to visit Old Trafford, in the 27th week, Manchester United changed coaches. At that time, Mourinho was fired. This time, Liverpool face MU made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. One was installed as a starter by Klopp and was replaced by Divock Origi in 79 minutes. This match ended 0-0.

The following statistics Mohamed Salah in the match.

  • Minutes played: 79
  • Shots: 1
  • Shots on target: 0
  • Goal: 0
  • Operands likely goal: 0
  • Assists : 0

 

Mohamed’s Challenge Wrongly Breaking the Negative Record

 

Mohamed's Challenge Wrongly Breaking the Negative Record

 

Over the past two seasons, Liverpool has only been able to beat MU once in the Premier League. Given the condition of MU which is not yet stable, it is clearly a less impressive achievement.

It might not be separated from the factor of Mohamed Salah who always fizzled out every time he faced Manchester United.

How about this time?

Before the international break, Salah ended the match sooner when Liverpool defeated Leicester City 2-1. Salah looked rolled over in pain after being held by Hamza Choudhury.

After a series of tests, Salah’s injury is known not to be too severe, and for Liverpool, this is clearly good news. Salah even claimed to have been 100 percent and ready to play as a starter against Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend.

The existence of Salah always makes Liverpool stronger and more confident. However, the Reds should hope that Salah is no longer ‘disbaled’ when dealing with MU later.

 

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