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Man United vs Liverpool live score, result, updates, lineups from FA Cup quarter final clash

MANCHESTER, OLD TRAFFORD — Manchester United host Liverpool in the FA Cup quarterfinals at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Despite a 17-point gap between the two sides in the Premier League, Erik ten Hag’s side have a fantastic record against the Reds in the FA Cup over the years. 

These two teams have met 18 times in the competition, with United holding a significant advantage in the head-to-head record, having secured 10 victories compared to Liverpool’s four.

The most recent encounter between the sides in the FA Cup came during the fourth round in 2020/21. United emerged victorious with a 3-2 win at Old Trafford.

For United, the FA Cup is their only chance of winning silverware this season. Whereas for Liverpool, it’s a competition that could help them to a historic quadruple as they also look to go on and win both the Premier League and Europa League, having already claimed the Carabao Cup this season. 

The Sporting News is following Manchester United vs Liverpool live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.


Man United vs. Liverpool live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
Man United 1 McTominay 10′
Liverpool 0  

Starting lineups:

Man United XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Onana (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Dalot — Mainoo, McTominay — Fernandes, Garnacho, Rashford — Hojlund. 

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Kelleher (GK) — Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson — Endo, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister — Salah, Diaz, Nunez.

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Man United vs. Liverpool live updates, highlights, and commentary

39th minute: Liverpool fans believe they’ve pulled one back but the linesman has his flag up for offside. Salah cut the ball back to Endo who tucked past Onana with a cute finish but the Egyptian had strayed offside in the build-up.

36th minute: Chances for both teams! McTominay really should have doubled United’s lead but he fires right at Kelleher. Liverpool go up the other end and Diaz tests Onana.

27th minute: United’s first real chance since taking the lead and it’s wasted. Garnacho tees up Hojlund who had acres of space in the box but slips as he shoots.

25th minute: After a hectic opening to the match, it has since calmed and Liverpool are keeping possession well.

18th minute: Gomez is the latest to take aim but again cannot keep his effort below the bar. 

14th minute: Liverpool looking to respond and they do so by attacking the left flank. Robertson combines well Diaz but the Scot blasts his effort over the bar.

10th minute: GOAL! It’s Scott McTominay who pokes home to give United the lead. Old Trafford erupts!

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9th minute: A chance for Liverpool! Nunez’s long ball to the far post is precise and Salah volleys narrowly wide. 

5th minute: The hosts have started the better of the two sides and have had two fantastic opportunities. The first came as Mainoo drifted into the box and found Wan-Bissaka but he couldn’t generate power on the shot and Kelleher collected with ease. Kelleher was then tested again as Rashford was picked out by Garnacho and this one did have power but the Irish goalkeeper made a brilliant diving save. 

1st minute: United get us underway!

5 mins before kickoff: Now Old Trafford is alive! The 9000 travelling Liverpool fans are in fine voice and the Stretford End responds. Kickoff is next.

15 mins before kickoff: It’s strangely empty inside the Theatre of Dreams. Liverpool supporters are making all the noise ahead of kickoff with United fans still finding their seats.

30 mins before kickoff: Outside Old Trafford is where the atmosphere is right now with both sets of fans arriving at the stadium.

1 hour before kickoff: Mo Salah is fit and starts for Liverpool. As is Rasmus Hojlund for Man United.  

1 hour 30 mins before kickoff: Mason Mount and Harry Maguire are back in the squad for United, but are they fit enough to start? Team news is coming in half an hour. 

2 hours before kickoff: Could today be do-or-die for United boss Erik ten Hag? If United were to lose today they’d be without a trophy this season and currently sit sixth in the league, outside of the Champions League qualification places.

3 hours before kickoff: A game that embodies regional pride, historical significance, and cherished traditions.

Man United vs. Liverpool kick-off time

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Mar. 17 11:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, Mar. 17 11:30 a.m. ET
UK Sun, Mar. 17 3:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Mar. 18 2:30 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Mar. 17 9:00 p.m. IST

Man United vs. Liverpool lineups, team news

Casemiro is set to miss the match after pulling out of the Brazil squad overnight with an injury. Scott McTominay is therefore likely to step in to make up a double pivot with Kobbie Mainoo.

United remain without Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw at the back. Harry Maguire has been out for the last three games but is expected to return. 

Rasmus Hojlund is set to return to the starting XI after rejoining training this week following a muscular injury that has kept him sidelined for the past few weeks. 

Man United predicted XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Onana (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Dalot — McTominay, Mainoo — Fernandes, Rashford, Garnacho — Hojlund.

Man United subs (9): TBC

Despite a range of different injuries on both sides, Liverpool are slightly worse off, as they’ll remain without Trent Alexander-Arnold, AlissonStefan Bajcetic, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota and Joel Matip. 

After a tough test against Manchester City last weekend, Klopp will hope to avoid changing the starting XI too much. Mohamed Salah may not have started a game for Liverpool since New Year’s Day but Reds fans are hopeful he will be fit to return to the starting lineup after coming on as a substitute last weekend. 

Liverpool predicted XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Kelleher (GK) — Bradley, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson — Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai  — Diaz, Nunez, Salah.

Liverpool subs (9): TBC

Man United vs. Liverpool live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
Canada Sportsnet Sportsnet Now
UK ITV 1, STV Scotland ITVX, STV Player

The exclusive broadcaster of the FA Cup in the United States is ESPN, who place every match across the entirety of the 2023/24 competition on its streaming service ESPN+.

In Canada, the match is available on all of Sportsnet’s various channels and platforms, while in the UK it will be shown on ITV in England and STV in Scotland.

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