Man Utd won't finish the weekend in the bottom three - even if they lose to Liverpool

Man Utd will avoid the relegation zone this weekend

Manchester United face a seemingly impossible task at Old Trafford today.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's injury-plagued Red Devils welcome Jurgen Klopp's fearsome Liverpool side to the Theatre of Dreams with both sides in opposite veins of form.

United are lingering just outside the relegation zone, while Liverpool have won their first eight games of the Premier League season.

Given the fact that United can't seem to pass, defend, create or score, not many are giving them a prayer against their arch rivals.

Especially given the fact that Paul Pogba and David de Gea look all but certain to miss out through injury.

Problems continue to mount for Solskjaer

However, there is one small silver lining both United and the club's supporters can revel in.

Even if Liverpool were to hammer the Red Devils, Solskjaer's side cannot finish the weekend in the bottom three.

Thanks to Raul Jimenez's equaliser for Wolves versus Southampton, there is no chance United can slip into the relegation zone.

Newcastle's loss away at Chelsea also means Solskjaer's side cannot fall behind the Magpies, despite losing to them before the international break.

However, if Liverpool were to put them to the sword, they could end the weekend in 16th and just one point above the bottom three.

Jimenez scored a penalty to equalise vs Southampton

Oh how the mighty have fallen...

Back in the summer of 2018, there was talk of United mounting a title challenge after Jose Mourinho had led the team to second place.

But what has happened since that fateful summer has been chaos.

Mourinho was sacked in December after constant feuds with players and Ed Woodward, with Solskjaer ushered in and then rushed into the job on a full-time basis.

United and the fans now face the daunting prospect of a prolonged rebuild in order to get the team ready for a title challenge.

Rome wasn't built in a day and United are only laying the first bricks.

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