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Ferguson reveals thoughts on the Liverpool clash

Sunday’s Old Trafford clash will be far more than a battle for three points. Manchester United and Liverpool will both be desperate to avoid defeat albeit for vastly different reasons. Anything but a win for United will almost certainly see them trailing Chelsea by seven points after only five games which would be a huge gap to make up so early in the campaign.

For many Liverpool fans however, the objective is totally different. Manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that it’s not realistic for his side to win the title. Even grabbing a top four position could be difficult with both Manchester City and Spurs looking good bets to finish above them. The major goal for those fans therefore is to simply stop United from winning a record breaking nineteenth title. Defeating them on Sunday will be a huge first step towards avoiding what would be such a devastating outcome.

Manchester United World Cup Stars – Zoran Tosic

While Manchester United fans will have their eyes fixed on the progress of their big name stars as they do battle for their various countries in South Africa, they can easily overlook Serbia’s midfielder Zoran Tosic who may well be playing for his Old Trafford future. Although he is still contracted to United, the 23 year old has been on loan at FC Cologne in the Bundesliga since January.

Beckham’s dream is all over

David Beckham’s dream of playing in a fourth World Cup looks over after he tore an Achilles tendon in AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Chievo on Sunday ending his hopes of featuring in a fourth World Cup for his country in South Africa. Beckham will fly to Finland on Monday for surgery where he will be treated by specialist surgeon Sakari Orava and will then face between five to eight months of rehabilitation.