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Van Dijk insists Man United ‘need to do themselves a favour’ in Manchester Derby

Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk insists Manchester United ‘need to do themselves a favour’ when they face rivals Man City in the Manchester derby on Wednesday night.

League leaders Liverpool are currently embroiled in a tight title race with City, who travel to Old Trafford to face their fierce rivals needing a win to go back above Jurgen Klopp’s side at the top.

City will become the first team since United in 2009 to retain the Premier League title if they win their remaining four fixtures, however, Liverpool are poised to capitalise if they slip up.

Van Dijk, the favourite for the PFA Player of the Year award, says whilst Liverpool are hoping for a positive United result, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ‘need to do themselves a favour’ as they bid to finish in the Premier League’s top four.

“They need to do themselves a favour,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports.

“Everton is not easy to beat at home, but 4-0 is a big result.

“We have no influence on that, but they are still playing for Champions League football and they need to get a result.”