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Manchester United & Liverpool braced for crucial month

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There are only weeks to go before Manchester United's real make or break encounter for the season.

March 16 will see the Red Devils host Liverpool. The red side of Merseyside will also start preparations for an epic performance at Old Trafford to secure a place in next season's Champions' League.

The match comes three days prior to United hosting Greek champions Olympiakos in the Champion's League Round of 16 second leg on March 19, where they trail 2-0 after a disappointing and convincing defeat in Pireaus-Athens.

This will add the pressure on United as they decide which home encounter will take prevalence and centre stage in their minds. It is a question that will hear a variety of answers.

The hearts of most United fans will tell you the Liverpool encounter, but the heads will look to keep motioning in the competition they are currently in, where they will most likely not be in next season, and perform their boots off against the Red Athenian army who will be blood thirsty for an aggregate victory.

In addition to the intense upcoming fixtures, Manchester United will host Manchester City in the Manchester derby on March 25, adding to the high importance of March for United.

For this season, the tides have changed. Liverpool are now the team steaming ahead, as they were in the 70s and 80s under Paisley and Shankly. Will it be a permanent tidal change though as United seek to replace manager David Moyes with someone who has experienced a track record?

For Liverpool, they need only take one league game at a time, and nothing else. There are exactly ten matches - ten cup finals - for manager Brendan Rodgers and captain Steven Gerrard's men to live and die for.

Four of those though are against the biggest teams in England: United, City, Chelsea, and Spurs.

The Liverpool mission is simple. Achieving that to become a vision is a slightly different story. Being the most thrilling and unpredictable league in the world, the Barclays Premier League will throw it all at Liverpool in the aim to derail them.

As March is for United, April is for Liverpool. 12 and 26 April sees Liverpool possibly prove everyone wrong and push themselves as title contenders going into the final two games in May. Manchester City visit Anfield on the 12th and a fortnight later Chelsea arrive to step their foot to the Premier League pedal. 

This season will come down to the wire, and we await in anticipation for the outcome. What will occur in between that time will keep us biting nails and slipping off our seats.


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