MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS Alex Ferguson admits the emotion of tomorrow’s fixture with arch-rivals Liverpool may affect the players.
United travel to Anfield tomorrow where a tribute is expected pre-match to mark the recent report which exonerated Liverpool fans from any blame for the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989.
Ferguson is wary that the event could have a similar effect on his side as in 2008 when United marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Crash before their clash with Manchester City and lost the game in a subdued manner.
He said: “That is a possibility, I don’t deny that. Human nature can be that way. The players for instance when we played Man City in the 50th anniversary, the place was so flat.
“Even in the dressing room, I felt it before the game, we could not perform. I was just happy to get over it. It was such an emotional day for us.”