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Hundreds of fans leaving Old Trafford at minute 60, embarrassed by the image of a Manchester United who was humiliated (0-5) by Liverpool in the classic of England. Mohamed Salah proved to be the best footballer in the Premier League.
Three goals for the Egyptian, one for Naby Keita and another for Diogo Jota, in a steamroller that passed through Manchester and carried away the Red Devils and, surely, your technician: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who no longer has arguments for hold on in the post.
From the previous one it was appreciated that the Liverpool is much more of a team than a United that had suffered with Atalanta and consecutive punctures in the Premier. Nevertheless, in the classics these differences are expected to be shortened and that the adrenaline and the excitement of the players themselves match what the previous game or the predictions count.
But is that between Liverpool and Manchester United, and more specifically between Jürgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the difference is insurmountable. Especially in an afternoon in which the defense of the Red Devils is invisible, with a Harry Maguire lost and showing that the € 80 million euros they paid for him were excessive.
Liverpool win against Cristiano’s Manchester
With astonishing ease, Liverpool got into the United area, like those fans who broke into Old Trafford months ago to protest the Super League. Wrong, the best player in England at the moment, was in charge of channel humiliation. Before the 10th minute was reached, served Keita the first, who defined with the tranquility of a forward against De Gea.
It was later exhibited Maguire, unable to show forcefulness and with a youthful body language. Keita won the game and put the ball in the side of Alexander-Arnold, so that his death pass holed him Diogo Jota. 0-2 and run-run in the stands. Wednesday he got up this scoreboard to Atalanta. This time it could only get worse.
AND Moehamed Salah appeared to complicate everything even more. After half an hour, Keita picked up a ricocheted shot from Salah, drove to the baseline, once again, unmarked, and awarded the Egyptian goal.
Salah hat-trick and humiliation at Old Trafford
With the 0-3 Cristiano exploded, who was sent off for several kicks on Curtis Jones. Fortunately, the play ended with only a yellow, but perhaps he would have wanted to go to the changing rooms earlier, because right on the edge of break, Wrong took advantage of the non-existent defense of Liverpool for the fourth. Assist from Jota, low shot and 0-4 that aroused the ire of Old Trafford, who booed his team, and from a Solskjaer that mixed sadness and anger in the band.
Would Liverpool slow down? Watching Robertson celebrate the fifth Asking his teammates not to stop pushing, the answer is no. Again Salah, again Maguire. The central fell asleep, Salah beat his back and this he stung her before De Gea.
Handyman at Old Trafford, came reminiscences of the 1-6 that City put them ten years ago and not even the Cristiano’s honor goal I went up to the scoreboard because the VAR canceled it. The embarrassment was such that Paul Pogba, who jumped onto the field at halftime, it didn’t last 15 minutes: in an entrance with the tacos in front he commanded in stretcher to Naby Keita and him to the booth, expelled by the VAR.
The win, the toughest since Tottenham hit them 1-6 in October 2020, and the City another 1-6 in October 2011, caused the suspiro by Alex Ferguson in the stands and the Kenny Dalglish laugh. A humiliation that can sentence Solskjaer and that leaves United seventh, eight points behind the leader, and Liverpool second, just one point from the Chelsea.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool: technical sheet
0 – Manchester United: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay, Fernandes (Cavani, m.62); Rashford (Dalot, m.62), Greenwood (Pogba, m.46) y Cristiano.
5 – Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konaté, Robertson; Milner (Jones, m, 27), Henderson, Keita (Oxlade-Chamberlain, m.64); Salah, Firmino (Mané, m.78) and Jota.
Goals: 0-1. Keita, m.5, 0-2. Jota, m.13, 0-3. False, m.38, 0-4. False, m.45+5 y 0-5. Wrong, m.48.
Referee: Anthony Taylor admonished Shaw (m.41), Cristiano (m.45 + 2), Fred (m.45 + 3), Maguire (m.55) and Wan-Bissak (m.86) and sent Pogba (m .60) by locals
Incidents: Match corresponding to the ninth day of the Premier League, played at Old Trafford before some 74,000 spectators.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.