Gary Neville believes his former side should target Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson when the bitter rivals face off tomorrow afternoon at Old Trafford.
Brazil number one Alisson divides opinion, even among Liverpool fans, with some marvelling at the ability of the £67 million summer buy, while others worry about the 26-year-old’s propensity to take too long with the ball at his feet.
Former Manchester United defender Neville reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should instruct his player to press Alisson into a mistake. Neville is also predicting a fascinating tactical battle when the sides meet this afternoon – a game that will have serious ramifications on both the Premier League title race and the battle to finish in the top four.
“I do think you can press Alisson. I do think he’s one of the areas United can look at on Sunday. He delays on the ball and I think they’ll try and work on that,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“They’ll let him have the first pass but then they’ll press from there.
“It will be interesting to see who wants to dominate possession and who drops off.
“If Liverpool counter-attack United, they could score three or four goals. However, if it’s the other way around, it could happen the other way as well.”
Neville also predicted, that if his former teammate and United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer beats Liverpool tomorrow, he will be all but guaranteed to secure the job on a permanent basis.
“Two or three months ago he would have been hopeful of getting the job, but if he beats Liverpool on Sunday then I can’t see any way he wouldn’t get it.”
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