Alan Hansen in The Daily Telegraph:
‘The traditional English blockbuster between Manchester United and Liverpool does not have the same significance nowadays as it used to have because Chelsea have become such a dominant force and are now reigning supreme.
Even a rare slip by
Fighting for second place is nothing like battling it out for the big prize. United and
People said that you needed a winner in this match because it would take three points for one of the teams to go and challenge
That, for me, reduces the impact of a Liverpool-Man United collision. You only get the real excitement and atmosphere when one of the two clubs is first and the other is trying to get there.
For the rest of the country it is still an attractive fixture but it doesn't capture the imagination the way it used to and it won't regain that aura until one of the two teams is on top of the league again and the other is trying to get at them.
Either United or