In Champions League triumphs, the score is 2-1
Let us face it, Liverpool will always argue that they are superior to United in Europe. Granted, five European Cups in the cabinet seems good, but their first victory came in 1977, and they only had to overcome Crusaders (who?), Trabzonspor, St Etienne, FC Zurich, and Borussia Monchengladbach. Although the latter featured several excellent players, they were hardly Europe’s traditional heavyweights. Liverpool received a bye in the first round the year before (a free bloomin’ pass!), leaving them with only four games to recapture the cup. Ferguson’s first Champions League victory came in 1999, when United beat LKS Lodz, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Brondby, Inter, Juve, and Bayern Munich again in a thrilling final. With their first Champions League win in 2005, Liverpool put an end to 21 years of European misery, before United won their second in Moscow three years later, establishing their mastery in the contemporary period. Only a great Barcelona squad could prevent United from making it three in a row.
Manchester United has the most league championships (20 vs. 18)
Sir Alex Ferguson made it his mission to knock Liverpool off their [expletive deleted] perch after giving them an 11-point league title lead.’ During his 27 years in command, the Scot delivered 13 league titles as well as another 25 important awards. The Merseysiders came within a whisker of winning their first Premier League championship in 2014, but a late blunder by Stevie G ensured they would have to wait a bit longer.
The United States has a strong history
In 1878, 14 years before Liverpool FC was founded, a group of railway employees decided to organise Newton Heath LYR FC. The Manchester united (แมนเชสเตอร์ยูในเต็ด, this is the term in Thai) was the name given to that team. Meanwhile, Everton inhabited Anfield in the same year and would continue to do so until a rent dispute forced the Toffees to relocate to Goodison Park. As a result, Liverpool was created in order to keep Anfield’s landlord afloat in ticket income. Not only were Liverpool founded years after United, but they were also a precursor of MK Dons. Scousers even had the audacity to complain about United’s commercialism!
Manchester United is far wealthier than Liverpool
According to the adage that money talks, the Stretford End would scream so loudly that it would quiet Anfield even on a European night. The Red Devils outperform their Merseyside rivals in terms of commercial revenue, taking in £581 million in the previous set of financial figures compared to £301 million for Liverpool. With a global record-breaking £750 million Adidas shirt sponsorship agreed in 2015 for the next decade, it appears that the trend for the richest club in the planet will continue.
Manchester United earned the greatest treble of all time
With that legendary treble title in 1999, United went where no English club had gone before. Without a doubt, this was the best and most successful season in the history of any English football team. Liverpool supporters will no doubt remind us that they won a hat-trick of trophies in 2001, but we all know that the League Cup, UEFA Cup, and FA Cup aren’t the same thing. The same could be said of their 1984 campaign (which featured the League Cup, which was then known as the Milk Cup, which you can’t take seriously). In 1977, Liverpool came close to completing the triple by winning the European Cup and the First Division, but they lost the FA Cup final to แมนเชสเตอร์ยูในเต็ด.