Highlights | Top 10 United v Liverpool matches


10: United 2 Liverpool 2 | 1 October 1995

Eric Cantona returned to the side after his eight-month ban and showed an electric Old Trafford what it had been missing, teeing up Nicky Butt for a second-minute opener. A Robbie Fowler double threatened to spoil the party, but Eric – inevitably – would save the day by converting a 70th-minute penalty.

9: United 3 Liverpool 0 | 23 March 2008

With Arsenal and Chelsea on United’s tail, a win over our arch-rivals was required to maintain the gap at the top of the table. That’s just what was delivered, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani adding second-half gloss to Wes Brown’s header, after Javier Mascherano was given his marching orders for dissent.

8: United 1 Liverpool 0 | 22 January 2006

A tight and tense encounter had ticked into stoppage time at Old Trafford, with no sign of a goal for either side. That was until Rio Ferdinand popped up to head home Ryan Giggs’s whipped free-kick. It was one of only eight times the defender made it on to the scoresheet for United – what a time to do it!

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