Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool moved back 24 hours… all to help Premier League rivals Manchester City prepare for their Champions League clash with Atalanta
- Manchester United’s first meeting with Liverpool has been rescheduled
- The bitter rivals were set to face on Saturday, October 19 at Old Trafford
- Now the fixture has been moved to the following day with a 4.30pm kick-off
- The match will be broadcast live by Sky Sports Main Event
Manchester United’s clash with rivals Liverpool has been switched on the football calendar.
The two sides were originally set to meet on Saturday, October 19 for an afternoon kick-off.
After the release of recent fixtures, the match will now be pushed back a day to Sunday, with a kick-off at Old Trafford set for 4.30pm.
Manchester United will now host Liverpool on Sunday, October 20 at Old Trafford
The pushing forward of the match means Jurgen Klopp’s side have one day fewer to prepare for their Champions League group game clash against Genk.
Liverpool travel to Belgium on Wednesday, October 23, to face the country’s reigning champions.
United will also learn who they will be playing on that same week, when the draw is confirmed for this season’s Europa League competition.
Match-day three of the group stage is set to take place on Thursday, October 24.
United have begun their Premier League season in mixed form, opening with a sublime victory over Chelsea before drawing with Wolves and then slipping up at home to Crystal Palace.
Liverpool meanwhile have an immaculate record, taking three wins from three and overpowering Norwich, Southampton and Arsenal.
Next up for both teams; United travel to Southampton on Saturday, while Liverpool make the trip across the north west to face Burnley.