Steve Nicol thinks neither Liverpool nor Manchester United will win both of their quickfire matches this month and suspects both will prioritise the Premier League clash.
The two Premier League giants meet this weekend and then will do battle again a week later in the FA Cup fourth round.
Jurgen Klopp’s side currently lead the Premier League on goal difference but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s outfit will go into Sunday’s meeting on top of the table if they avoid defeat to Burnley on Tuesday night.
Liverpool won their most recent clash 2-0 at the start of 2020 but there have been no back-to-back wins for either side in the past 10 meetings.
And former Liverpool defender Nicol is adamant that no side will leave both matches with two wins, given how close together the games are.
‘Well, the only thing I can tell you is that it’s extremely unusual that one team wins both,’ he told ESPN.
‘Having been in that situation on many, many situations – depending on the result of the first one, the other one goes completely different.
‘I guess if you’re Liverpool: do you want to win the FA Cup game or do you want to win the Premier League game? It’s the same question for Manchester United.
‘When you go into it, you’ll think, “Oh right, we’ll win both”. But as I said, experience tells me and being involved in it many, many times no one team wins both.
‘I guess if you ask both of these sides, which one do you want to win. I suggest that both will say the Premier League game.’
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