With two defeats from two Premier League games as Manchester United manager under his belt, Erik ten Hag could have asked for a kinder fixture than the visit of arch-rivals Liverpool.
However, Jurgen Klopp's side are faltering themselves in the early stages of this season, having posted consecutive draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace.
Of course, regardless of the form these two sides are in, the prospect of English football's two biggest clubs facing is always enough to excite.
Here's how to follow the action from Old Trafford when these iconic sides renew their hostilities.
What time is Manchester United vs. Liverpool?
Manchester United play host to Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, UK. It kicks off at 8 p.m. BST on Monday, August 22.
|Date||Monday, August 22||Monday, August 22||Monday, August 22||Tuesday, August 23|
|Time||20:00 BST||15:00 ET||15:00 ET||05:00 AET|
How to watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool
|TV channel||Sky Sports Main Event,
Sky Sports Premier League,
Sky Ultra HD
USA Network, Universo
|Streaming||Sky Go / Now TV||
UK: The match will be carried by Sky Sports TV and streaming platforms.
USA: The Matchweek 2 contest from Anfield will be televised by both USA Network and Universo in the USA. That match can be streamed on Peacock.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream all Premier League matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool predicted lineups
Manchester United will hope that Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof can return after missing recent games through injury.
Ten Hag has few other fitness concerns, though he will surely swap in Raphael Varane for Lisandro Martinez at the back after making that change at half-time of last week's defeat to Brentford.
Manchester United predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) — Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw — Fred, Eriksen — Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford — Ronaldo
As for Liverpool, they are likely to welcome Roberto Firmino back from injury to take the place of the suspended Darwin Nunez, while Joe Gomez should be fit to start in place of Nat Phillips.
However, an already lengthy injury list now features Joel Matip alongside the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, none of whom will be available to feature.
Liverpool predicted starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson — Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson — Salah, Firmino, Diaz
Manchester United vs. Liverpool betting odds
Liverpool have won on their last two trips to Old Trafford and have avoided defeat there in the Premier League since 2018, so it is little surprise to see them start as strong favourites.
However, a United hurting from successive defeats and roared on by a boisterous Old Trafford crowd could prove a tricky prospect for Klopp's out-of-sorts side.
|Manchester United Win||19/4||+450||5.14|
|Over 2.5 Goals||1/2||-200||1.49|
|Both Teams to Score||1/2||-170||1.56|