- Man United are currently on top of the league standings despite a disappointing start to the season
- United have a glorious chance to open a three-point gap over rivals Liverpool when they face off at Anfield
- Mane has since sent his teammates a rallying call to step up their game ahead of the top of the table showdown
Sadio Mane has conceded Liverpool rivals Man United are in better shape this year compared to previous season.
United are currently topping the charts with 36 points despite a stuttering start to the campaign.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in 15 of their last Premier League away fixtures, with their hard-fought 1-0 win over Burnley earlier in the week sending them to the summit of the charts.
The Old Trafford dwellers are scheduled to take on reigning champions Liverpool in their next match, in a tie they will be keen to pick a favourable result to cement their place on the top.
And speaking ahead of the top of the table showdown set for Sunday evening, January 17, Mane has hinted the clash will be a difficult one owing to United's impressive form.
"Like I always say, I don’t like to talk about our opponents. All that I can say is I want to get the maximum points we can," the forward told Liverpool's official website as cited by Mirror.
"They are better this year and that’s what I can say about United. The rest, we will see on the pitch," he added.
He further took the chance to send his teammates a rallying call to step up their game ahead of the meeting.
The Merseyside outfit pride themselves with an outstanding record at Anfield ahead of the clash.
The Jürgen Klopp-tutored outfit are yet to suffer defeat at home in the league since 2017.
However, the Reds are fully aware only a win can restore their hopes of retaining the domestic crown.
They head into the clash on the back of poor form as they are winless in three of their most recent fixtures.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Ole Solskjaer and his wards at Manchester United have landed a big fixture in the fourth round of the English FA Cup as the Red Devils will be facing Liverpool in what is expected to be a big clash.
These two teams have been impressive this season in the Premier League and also in the English FA Cup and it will be another battle between Solskjaer and Jurgen Klopp.
According to the report, the winner of the encounter between Manchester United and Liverpool will be facing West Ham United or Doncaster Rovers in the next round.
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