Manchester United have lost their fear factor - Fowler

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has accused Manchester United of losing their fear factor, as the Reds prepare to visit Old Trafford in the Premier League this weekend. reports how the 38-year-old has stuck the boot into the floundering champions, who have endured a season of turmoil following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

New Red Devils boss David Moyes has been charged with overseeing a period of transition, but based on performances so far, Fowler believes that every team should have confidence of gaining a result against them.

"A few teams have gone to Old Trafford and got results this season," he told the Liverpool Echo. "It has lost that fear factor. United had it for a number of years.

"Teams went there knowing they would be on the back foot and almost expecting to lose. That's not happening anymore. Now teams are actually pushing on looking to win there rather than sitting back, hoping to nick a point."

Liverpool haven't won at Old Trafford since March 2009, when they recorded a famous 4-1 victory, but Brendan Rodgers's side will arrive high on confidence as the Anfield outfit look to maintain a title challenge of their own.

For years Liverpool fans have been forced to sit and watch Manchester United basking at the top of the English tree, but 2013/14 has seen the tables turn back to how they were pre 1990s.

"It's always a massive game [between Manchester United and Liverpool] but the difference this time is that Liverpool must be favourites," Fowler added.

"I can't remember the last time a Liverpool team went to Old Trafford in that position.

"On paper it's a game Liverpool should win. They're in great form and I am quietly confident Liverpool can get a big result there."

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