A Statistical Analysis of Manchester United vs Liverpool in retrospect

A review and statistical analysis of all face-offs between the two great clubs sequel to the embarrassing 5 – 0 defeat of Manchester United on Sunday, 24th October 2021 shows that the two clubs have one of the fiercest and historical rivalries in place.

Both clubs have tasted success and lead the pack among top English clubs for trophies won. Liverpool misfired in the 2020-21 season and will hope to wrestle their way back this season.

For United, the upcoming season looked promising with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho before the 2021/22 season.

In premier domestic cup competitions, the two teams have met on 18 occasions in the FA Cup. United have sealed ten wins, whereas Liverpool has won four.

Liverpool bossed the show in terms of league titles won before the Premier League. They won the First Division title 18 times to dominate English football. United claimed seven league titles (First Division). Since Premier League’s inception, United has won the competition a record 13 times. Meanwhile, the Reds won their maiden Premier League title in the 2019-20 season.

United led the show in terms of FA Cup trophies, winning 12 of them. Their last win came in the 2015-16 season. Liverpool has won the tournament seven times.

The other four games have ended in a draw. In the League Cup, Liverpool has a 3-2 advantage in five meetings. Meanwhile, in the Europa League, Liverpool has one win, with the other match being a draw.

In League Cup, United have won the tourney on five occasions to Liverpool’s eight. United have won the FA Community Shield 21 times, whereas Liverpool have pocketed 15.

Liverpool has claimed the European Cup/UEFA Champions League six times to United’s three. They have won the UEFA Cup/Europa League thrice to United’s one.

United have won the European Cup Winners’ Cup once. Liverpool has won the UEFA Super Cup four times compared to United’s one. Both teams have won one FIFA Club World Cup trophy each. United have won the Intercontinental Cup once.

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