Connect in the back of the net

This week’s football puzzle sees bitter rivals Liverpool and Man United go head-to-head in our popular crossword face-off. So if you think you know your Phil Neals and your Phil Nevilles, come with us on another puzzle adventure!

 

Clues Across

7 United midfielder who went on to play for Inter then Liverpool (4,4)

8 Dejan Lovren and Milan Baros both had stints at this French club (4)

9 _ Macari, Man United star from the 1970s and 1980s (3)

10 Where Liverpool somehow came back from 3-0 down to win the Champions League in 2005 (8)

11 The Jimmy who defended for Northern Ireland and United (7)

13 Nickname of the club who sold Oyvind Leonhardsen and John Scales to Liverpool (4)

15 _ Litmanen, an underused talent during his brief spell at Anfield (4)

17 Mr Schweinsteiger, a new stellar signing for United (7)

20 ‘Old’ stadium dubbed the Theatre of Dreams (8)

21 & 4 down Shankly era colossus in defence – first Liverpool captain to lift the FA Cup (3,5)

23 Portuguese forward who signed for United in 2010 (4)

24 Domain of John Barnes and Ryan Giggs (4,4)

 

Clues Down

1 _ Meireles, tattooed midfielder who the Reds signed from Porto in 2010 (4)

2 A talented number seven (with a famous father) who Souness signed from Forest (6)

3 Stadium we connect with an 1980s Rap (7)

4 See 21 across

5 Spanish pass-master brought to Anfield by Rafa (6)

6 _ Moenchengladbach, the Reds beat them 3-1 in 1977 to win their first European Cup (8)

12 They blighted Daniel Sturridge’s game time last season (8)

14 Scene of United’s 2004 FA Cup Final triumph v Millwall and Liverpool’s 2006 FA Cup Final victory v West Ham (7)

16 Fabio Da Silva’s twin brother (6)

18 Long-ball specialities of Peter Schmeichel – launchpad for many a United attack (6)

19 FIFA _Player of the Year, award won by United’s Cristiano Ronaldo for 2008 (5)

22 Portugal winger who made a big money move to Old Trafford in 2007 (4)

 

Created by Aleric Linden

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