It's become a rare position for Manchester United to be heading into the derby ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League standings, but it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side seemingly under the most pressure. United has won just one of its five home league matches and is reeling from failing to qualify for the round of 16 in the Champions League. United in sixth is a point and a place ahead of City.
Leicester City moved in behind Manchester United at the head of the standings with a 2-0 success over Southampton.
Two of the English top-flight's five best players will do battle when Liverpool meet Manchester United at Anfield.