Premier League history could be created at Anfield.
Manchester United have never drawn 0-0 in two consecutive games in the Premier League but the 8/1 about another scoreless draw against Liverpool is most certainly a runner.
United last recorded back-to-back 0-0 draws in March 1992, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side drew with Wimbledon at home and then at Loftus Road against QPR a week later.
Ferguson’s predecessor David Moyes has a habit of sending out side’s to pick up 0-0 blanks at Anfield too.
When boss of Everton, the Scotsman never recorded a win at Anfield in 11 attempts, but did manage six draws, four of which were 0-0 stalemates.
Drawing at Anfield as manager of Everton will generate a very different reaction than recording such a stalemate as Manchester United boss.
In his new environment, he will be well aware that he’s constantly flirting with the prospect of a winless run that could throw the club into a mini crisis.
In their 0-0 against Chelsea, United were marginally the better side, but Moyes showed that he may not be very gung-ho in matches where he knows a defeat will generate a fair amount of criticism from the terraces.
When the game needed a tactical switch to increase the attacking intensity, Moyes seemed satisfied to let the game continue in its stuttering manner.
Instead of bringing on the creative skills of Shinji Kagawa for steady midfielder Tom Cleverley, he went for like for like replacements by bringing on Ashley Young for Antonio Valencia and Ryan Giggs for Danny Welbeck.
With the lack of creativity in midfield available to Moyes, it’s likely that Michael Carrick and Cleverley will start at Anfield in a very defensive set up.
When you throw into the equation that Liverpool’s midfield of Lucas Leiva and Steven Gerrard will also be deployed in defensive roles, the game’s make up stinks of another stalemate.