Man Utd: Solskjaer previews Liverpool trip in Premier League
Former England international Trevor Sinclair thinks Aaron Wan-Bissaka would get into a combined Manchester United and Liverpool starting XI over Trent Alexander-Arnold. The two right-backs are set to go head-to-head on Sunday in a top-of-the-table Premier League clash.
United sit three points above defending champions Liverpool ahead of their trip to Anfield.
The Red Devils have turned their season around after labouring in the bottom half of the table for the first quarter of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been riding high, despite their usually reliable full-backs not chipping in with their large number of assists.
Alexander-Arnold has set up just two goals this term and Sinclair reckons Wan-Bissaka is having a better season.
“For me I’ve gone Wan-Bissaka, he’s been really good,” the 47-year-old told talkSPORT.
“He is obviously very good in one-on-one situations. Going forward he is starting to improve.
“Being in the Premier League, playing more games and gaining more experience, he becoming a better player.”
Does that mean England manager Gareth Southgate should be thinking about using Wan-Bissaka instead of Alexander-Arnold at this summer’s European Championships?
“Not necessarily,” Sinclair added. “On form, I would put Wan-Bissaka in there over Trent. Trent has been injured and he’s had some indifferent games.
“For this one-off game I would put Wan-Bissaka in there.”
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s showdown, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes form is irrelevant in such a big rivalry.
“You are always excited to play against teams of that quality and calibre,” he said.
“For us form goes out of the window. When you go to Anfield it is a big game for the players, for the fans. I am really looking forward to it.
“The next one is always the biggest!
“Being where we are in the league gives us more confidence and is a sign of where we are at.
“The game against the Champions, amazing record at Anfield, it is a great test for us. Can we go there an cause an upset?”
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