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Red-letter day, but will it be the Reds or Red Devils?

When the football world focuses on Old Trafford tonight, the disparity between the line-ups will be shockingly apparent.

Manchester United, in the bottom half of the table, have had the spine ripped out of them. Liverpool, setting out to equal the record of 18 consecutive Premier League wins, are making choices from a surfeit of riches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Red-letter day, but will it be the Reds or Red Devils?'. Print Edition | Subscribe