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Arsenal legend says Liverpool away performance ended United’s title hopes

All eyes will turn to Old Trafford this Saturday when two of English football’s greatest clubs Manchester United and Liverpool go head-to-head.

Jose Mourinho’s side currently sit in second place in the table two points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s men, who lie in third.

Both club’s are fighting over second place, due to Man City being 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

United were expected to challenge Pep Guardiola’s side to be Champions of England this season, and in the build up to tomorrow’s fixture former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has revealed the exact game in which Jose Mourinho’s title bid began to unravel.

“Let’s not forget that it was at Anfield earlier in the season when their title challenge effectively came to a halt,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“Until then, United had corrected a lot of the inefficiencies from the season before.

“Romelu Lukaku looked their most influential player but all of sudden he became an isolated, lone striker who did not pose the same threat.

“By playing so negatively against Liverpool, United lost momentum and the following week lost at Huddersfield.”

Before the team’s met at Anfield in last October United were level on points with Man City, but their drab 0-0 draw same them slip behind Guardiola’s men, and they have not been able to catch their noisy neighbours since.

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