DANNY MILLS has been applauded for his combined Manchester United-Liverpool XI — which features only players from the Merseyside club.
The former Leeds and Manchester City full-back has rejected the ENTIRE United squad in favour of those of their rivals.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face Jurgen Klopp’s European champs in the 4.30pm kick-off on Sunday — and the difference between the two clubs has not been greater for decades.
The 42-year-old went through the two squads, man by man, and picked his XI.
He admits he has gone largely on form and was close to picking Harry Maguire ahead of Joel Matip, but the Cameroonian international has been fantastic this term.
Not many Manchester United fans can argue with him picking Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah ahead of their misfiring forwards.
United’s strikers have racked up 11 goals in 11 games in all competitions this term, four of them against Chelsea, while Liverpool have bagged 29 goals in 12 games.
Midfield, probably Solskjaer’s side’s weakest area, there was no contest for Mills after Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum showed superb form this season.
‘OLE’S TEAM TALK SORTED’
The biggest slap in the face to many of the Old Trafford faithful comes when looking at the goalkeepers.
If Mills had, indeed, picked them on form then surely that rules out Alisson — given he has played just 38 minutes this season.
He has not featured for over two months since leaving during the Reds’ 4-1 win over Norwich in August.
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De Gea, meanwhile, has played nine games in all competitions for United and — in fairness to him — has only conceded eight goals.
Some were keen to point out Henderson’s poor performances for England in big games, including the World Cup semi-final against Croatia and Friday’s in Prague.
Either way there is absolutely no argument as to which is the better side this season as Liverpool contemplate going for a Prem record-equalling win at the home of their rivals.
Danny Mills’ combined Manchester United and Liverpool XI features 11 Liverpool players and 0 Manchester United players. I’d stick Maguire in for Matip but apart from that, it’s hard to argue with, De Gea close. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/tA7I8aSUeH
— Joe Sillett (@JoeSillett) October 14, 2019
I’m not a big fan of Danny Mills but couldn’t agree more on this @LFC @ManUtd combined 11 pic.twitter.com/v2Hn7fiLXr
— Chester Trophies, Kits & Team Wear (@ChesterTrophies) October 14, 2019
Danny Mills combined Man U Liverpool team is 100% Liverpool players.
That’s funny enough on it’s own but get yourself into the comments and have a right good laugh at the mental bastards suggesting that the £80M forehead Harry Maguire, is better than Matip or Van Djik. pic.twitter.com/U4xnFFUUni
— SPFLcomments (@spflcomments) October 14, 2019
Danny Mills combined Liverpool/Man Utd XI
That’s Ole’s team talk sorted. If this doesn’t inspire the United players to turn up on Sunday, nothing will. pic.twitter.com/7GNFpZ5OYH
— Stephen Patten (@StevePatten) October 14, 2019