Manchester United vs Liverpool is one of the biggest games in the Premier League footballing calendar, and is a match that rarely disappoints.

We take a look at 5 of the most memorable clashes between the two bitter rivals.

 

Manchester United 2-2 Liverpool in 1992

This was the first meeting of United and Liverpool since the creation of the Premier League as Sir Alex Fergusons side took on a Liverpool side managed by Graeme Souness. Liverpool took a 2-0 lead before a 12 minute come back spearheaded by Mark Hughes who scored a brace.

 

Liverpool 3-3 Manchester United in 1994 

One of the most iconic Premier League matches ever as Man United took a 3 goal lead midway through the first half with Liverpool staging an amazing turn around as Nigel Clough turned the game on its head with 2 goals and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock grabbed a late header.

 

 Manchester United 2-2 Liverpool in 1995

This match will always be known for the return of Eric Cantona after serving an eight-month suspension for his notorious kung-fu kick at Selhurst Park. Cantona’s impact was seen almost immediately setting up a goal for Nicky Butt. Hitman Robbie Fowler pulled one back and then put Liverpool in the lead until ‘King Eric’ had the final word, scoring a penalty to seal the point for United.

 

Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool in 2009

A day to forget for the Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic as Fernando Torres ran riot which also saw Vidic sent off during the match. Cristiano Ronaldo put the defending champions ahead with an early penalty but United fell apart as Torres gave Vidic nightmares at the back. Gerrard put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot, followed by Fabio Aurelio and Andrea Dossena. A day to forget to the United fans.

 

Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool in 2010

This game will be known as possibly Dimitar Berbatov’s finest in a United shirt, as he became the first Man United player to score a hat-trick against Liverpool since 1946.

Berbatov put United 2-0 up, his second an absolute cracker, before Steven Gerrard drew the game level with a penalty and a great free kick 20 minutes from time. Berbatov won the game for United as he rose to win a header, putting himself in the history books. Whilst he wasn’t at United for very long, he is still very much liked at Old Trafford and that is down to, in no small way, his performance in this game.

 

By Michael Thatcher

 

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