Manchester United Vs Liverpool Rivalry In Pictures (GALLERY)

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Manchester United and Liverpool, the two biggest and most successful clubs in English football, face each other for the 241st time at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The corresponding fixture in the Premier League last season saw the country's biggest rival reach a level of intensity it had not experienced since the 80s, as the Luis Suárez-Patrice Evra race row augmented the tribalism, fuelled by Liverpool's disastrous handling of the situation.

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    Emlyn Hughes struggles to keep up with George Best in the 60s
  • A policeman takes a hardline approach against one fan at Anfield
  • Clemence denies Law in the early 70s
  • Doc's Red Army, Wembley, 1977
  • The Kop comes to London in '77...
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    As does the Stretford End
  • Jesus saves, but Pearson nets the rebound...
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    Where are they now?
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    United not only won their first trophy in nine years in 1977, but they denied Liverpool the Treble
  • Norman Whiteside celebrates his opener in the 1983 Milk Cup final while Ray Wilkins is hoisted by Gordon McQueen in the foreground...
  • But Liverpool come back to clinch the first piece of silverware of the season
  • Solidarity: Bob Paisley parades Sir Matt Busby before the 1983 Charity Shield
  • Mark Hughes savours the winner in the 1985 FA Cup semi-final at Maine Road
  • Shared: Ronnie Whelan and Steve Bruce with the Charity Shield, 1990
  • 25 years: Liverpool ensure United will go over a quarter of a century without a league win in 1992...
  • Much to the anguish of messrs McClair, Schmeichel, Donaghy and Ince...
  • And the away fans at Anfield
  • Sportsmanship: mutual respect between Schmeichel and Grobbelaar in 1992
  • Ian Rush hits his record-breaking goal in front of the Stretford End in the clubs' first Premier League fixture
  • 'Everything they hit... ends up in the back of the net': United race into a 3-0 lead at Anfield in 1993 but Liverpool came back to earn a 3-3 draw
  • Ince squares up to McManaman in 1994
  • Pole dancer: Cantona celebrates his comeback goal in 1995
  • One Scouse streaker thought Cantona struck a bum note in the teams' December 1995 clash
  • All white, la: The infamous Armani suits
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    Robbie Fowler and Roy Keane get acquainted during the final
  • Double double: Cantona scores the winner in the 1996 FA Cup final, becoming the first foreign captain to lift the trophy
  • A 21-year-old David Beckham celebrates slamming in his first goal against Liverpool, 1996
  • Andy Cole is mobbed by Paul Scholes and Phil Neville after nodding in a third at Anfield in 1997. It would be the first of four goals in as many games at Liverpool for the striker
  • United fans would sing 'We won the Football League again, this time on Merseyside', 1997
  • Michael Owen enjoys his first goal against United after storming past Gary Pallister...
  • And picks up his first red card for a horror tackle on Ronny Johnsen, 1998
  • Ince, now Liverpool captain, squares up to Jaap Stam, 1998
  • Scousebusting: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (and teammates) are elated after the Norwegians 90th minute FA Cup fourth-round winner in 1999. Dwight Yorke had equalised just two minutes beforehand
  • One Liverpool fan clarifies who he will be supporting in the 1999 Champions League final
  • Can you hear United sing? Paul Ince mocks those who once idolised him having scored a stoppage-time winner in April 1999
  • Murphy beat: the midfielder celebrates the first of his three winners at Old Trafford in four years, 2000
  • Robbie Fowler after his sixth goal against United, 2001
  • United fans take a dim view of Liverpool's 2001 'treble' at that year's Charity Shield in Cardiff
  • John Arne Riise celebrates his thumping free-kick in one of Liverpool's easiest Anfield wins against United in recent memory, 2001
  • Murphy beat 2, 2002
  • 'He came from Uruguay, he made the Scousers cry': the misfiring Diego Forlán becomes a United cult hero after his December 2002 heroics at Anfield
  • Steven Gerrard's deflected effort was the opener in Liverpool's fortuitous 2-0 League Cup final win in 2003
  • Giggs at the double, 2003
  • Murphy beat 3, 2004
  • Wayne Rooney has a message for the Kop after his 2005 winner...
  • While United fans can't resist a jibe
  • Post-Istanbul, 2005
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    Five is the magic number for Liverppol fans at Old Trafford in January 2006...
  • But Gary Neville has something to say about that after Rio Ferdinand's stoppage-time winner
  • Alan Smith suffers a leg break blocking Riise's free-kick in the February 2006 FA Cup tie
  • Fergie time: Sir Alex celebrates John O'Shea's last-minute winner in front of the Kop, 2007
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    United fans bid "cheerio" to Javier Mascherano in 2008...
  • While Nani is head-over-heels at adding a third in United's walloping of their rivals
  • A kiss for the camera: Gerrard puts Liverpool in the lead during...
  • The 4-1, 2009
  • Dimitar Berbatov scores one of the great Old Trafford goals as he becomes the first United player to score a hat-trick against Liverpool since Stan Pearson in the 1940s, 2010
  • The King is back in 2011
  • Much to the amusement of one United fan
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    Rafael da Silva isn't intimidated by Liverpool's posse of players after a foul on Maxi Rodriguez
  • Dirk Kuyt follows up Berbatov's hat-trick with his own trio six months later, 2011
  • Race row, October 2011
  • Evra is vilified by Liverpool fans in January 2012 during an FA Cup tie. Suárez was serving his suspension for racially abusing the Frenchman
  • Snubbed, February 2012
  • Confronted
  • Delighted (Evra, that is)
  • Acknowledged, September 2012
  • Off: But Shelvey has some words for an amused Ferguson
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    Smoke from a Liverpool flare drifts across the pitch during the clubs' January meeting at Old Trafford
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    It begins with an 'f'
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    Ready to return to their perch?

Calm has descended over the rivalry since Suárez and Kenny Dalglish were forced to apologise for their behaviour at Old Trafford last season, but Manc-Scouse antipathy never subsides.

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