Daley Blind Highlights How Manchester United Can Exploit Liverpool's Weaknesses

Published on: 16 October 2016

Manchester United defender Daley Blind has pinpointed set-pieces as potentially critical as his side prepare to face fierce rivals Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Monday night.

United scored three times from Blind's corner kicks in during last month's 4-1 win over Leicester and are up against a Liverpool team who are the only club in the league's top nine to have conceded double figures so far this season.

"We have a lot of height in the box and we must use that," the Dutchman explained to MUTV.

"Top-level football games are close and they can be decided with small details - set-pieces are one of them and it is an opportunity for us to score a goal," he added.

Although Ander Herrera is likely to keep his place in the team ahead of Marouane Fellaini, United will have the aerial prowess of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly to call upon in a bid to kick-start their campaign and end Liverpool's winning run.

It is the game that has been dominating the headlines since the middle of last week as another disappointing international break came to an end, and it is no less exciting for the players than it is for the fans.

"These are the games you live for when you are young, growing up wanting to be a footballer," Blind, who has priorexperience of Ajax's fiery rivalry with Feyenoord and has won all three of his league appearances against Liverpool, commented.

"It will be a tough game - we will have to play well but so will they. Games like this are played with a lot of emotion but, just like every game, we go into this to win. What is important is the result and we will try to get that."

A win, depending on the score-line, could see United return to the top four at Liverpool's expense after dropping down to seventh earlier this month.

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