Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool summary: score, goals, highlights, Premier League 2021/22
Man United vs Liverpool
It ends .... United 0-5 Liverpool
A vintage performance from Liverpool as abject a one from United. The Old Trafford side need to pick themselves up and quick as the whistle sounds.
Jones looks to curl past De Gea but United defenders do their part and avert the danger.
Three minutes of added time.
AS Man of the Match: Mo Salah
Plenty of empty seats at Old Trafford now as many of the fans look to beat the traffic having seen enough this afternoon. A famous day for Liverpool fans with United fans set to be on the end of much ribbing tomorrow at workplaces across the world.
Wan Bissaka carded for a foul on Jota
Mane gets on the ball inside the box but is faced with too many red shirts.
With this game done and dusted as a contest, the focus will switch to the fall-out from a humbling 0-5 loss at home to arch rivals Liverpool. Will United get rid of the Norwegian coach? If so, who would step into the Old Trafford coaching role? Was signing Ronaldo a mistake despite the staggering revenue generates from shirt sales, sponsorship deals ?
Mane on for Firmino
Quarter of an hour left in Manchester ... Liverpool fans still making all the noise as United struggle to secure any constant possession together.
Salah looks for Firmino but a red shirt intercepts to clear the danger.
Twenty minutes remain at Old Trafford which is getting emptier and emptier as the minutes pass. Liverpool fans really enjoying this as Alexander Arnold almost makes it 0-6. De Gea does well to tip over.
The other major question is will Ole Gunnar Solskjær be around for those games? The club splashed out during the summer bring in the likes of Ronaldo, Sancho and Varane....
Unlikely we'll see Pogba in any of those Premier League games
Next up for United: Spurs (A), Atalanta (A) and the Manchester derby !!!
Fans flooding out of Old Trafford now, this is too much for many United fans as Liverpool fans start with the 'Oles'
Sad scenes as Kieta is stretchered from the Old Trafford pitch. A hush descends over the ground....
Dalot and Cavani come on for Rashford and Fernandes
Kieta looks to be in trouble too after the challenge and will be swapped with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Yep, it's a straight red for Pogba and United's evening goes from bad to worse
Referee Taylor will consult the monitor and this does not look great for the French player with his dangerous lunge
Pogba dives in and can count himself lucky with the colour of the card as he goes in studs up on Kieta. VAR taking a look...
Cavani poised to make an entrance for United
The wall does its job and Salah's shot is deflected for a corner.
Jota unended by Maguire and carded for his trouble.
When things simply aren't going your way..... Big call from Liverpool for a possible spot kick. Just outside the box so direct free.
As we were ....
Many United fans have had enough and head for the exit doors.... this really is a humiliation .... 50 minutes and losing 0-5 at home to the arch enemy.
Old Trafford very quiet now, a stark contrast to the noise levels we saw at the start of the first 45'.
Straight away, bad news for United as Fermnandes is carded for a lunge on Jones
Paul Pogba is on the pitch and replaces Greenwood as Liverpool start the half
A real humbling for United so far at Old Trafford. The home side have looked poor at the back and without having that much to do, it's been very easy for the visitors with almost a degree of disbelief from Salah for the fourth goal when the Egyptian found himself in acres of space. Anything but an opening goal from United in the first ten minutes will see this contest over with the points heading back down the M62.
The whistle sounds at Old Trafford and an echo of boos ring out aimed at the United boss
Fred now carded for dangerous play. Kieta feeling the impact of the Brazilian's boot as he stoops to head.
A bit of pushing and shoving with Ronaldo involved .... The ref may consult VAR for clarity over the incident and the striker is carded for his part in the argy-bargy and lashing out at Jones.
We'll have three minutes of added time.
Into the final minute we go. United fans still doing their bit to rally the men in red but it will take something very special to get anything from this game. 'Ole at the wheel' remains the chant from the Stretford End.
The calls for the Norwegian's head will grow now after recent losses to Villa and Leicester. Losing at home to the arch enemy may be the final nail in the coffin for the manager's detractors.
A very, very abject looking Ole Gunnnar Solskjær looks on from the United bench
Brief lull in the action as Liverpool enjoy a spell of 'keep ball'.
The ball is clipped away as Ronaldo was ready to pounce. United do look dangerous going forward with both sides looking somewhat vulnerable in defence.
Salah breaks and tries a left foot lob over De Gea but the Spaniard stands well and deflects the ball away. Liverpool now in charge as the men in cream it is creating all the chances.
Henderson drives a shot on goal and the ball takes a deflection off a United player as Kieta lashes the ball back into the mixer.
Greenwood gets a shot off and this time Alisson was alert and pushes the effortt behind for a corner.
Alisson still yet to be really tested by the home side. United now dominatiing possession as they probe and look for a way back
Stats as we approach the 30 minute mark
and indeed, Milner makes way for Curtis Jones
United fans now rallying as Milner goes to ground and shakes his head.... Worry here for Reds fans with Jones getting ready to make an entrance... The veteran seemed to have tweaked something as he slipped on the surface.
Great strike from Shaw after an excellent spell of possession from United. The final shot just inches wide of Alisson's post.
Gareth Southgate spotted in the crowd today as the Liverpool medical team attend to Kieta who has picked up a knock.
Ronaldo has an effort but rushes his shot with the ball drifting high and wide.
United find themselves in the same position they were in vs Atalanta in the Champions League midweek game. Liverpool look exceptional today and the Old Trafford crowd have lost the same gusto after the LFC double.
McTominay drives over from a corner but the flag was up
Liverpool rampant and United with no answer....Great assit from A-Arnold
Possession so far: LFC 44%-56% MUFC
Rashford goes close as Alisson watches the ball drift inches wide.
Poor defending from the home side as Salah and Kieta slice through the men in red with the former RB Leipzig man in way too much space
United enjoying the bulk of early possession as the decibels increase at Old Trafford with the home fans encouraged by this slick passing from the men in red.
Both sides just easing their way into the game in the opening minutes as the ball falls to Fernandes and the former Sporting CP man blazes the ball well over.
Anthony Taylor is in charge today for the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford,
United start the action ...
Both sides take the knee and a reminder that there is 'No Room for Racism' in football
The teams take to the pitch....Massive cheers for the home side with boos ringing out as their rivals too enter the arena. Great noise levels here with both fans in fine voice.
Liverpool start the game in 3rd place with a win here at Old Trafford enough to propel the Reds into second place. United under pressure as the Red Devils lie in 7th place and some way off the pace
Today is a big day for Ibrahima Konate who gets a start for LFC, the French player was Liverpool's major summer signing but has been used sparingly so far by coach Jurgen Klopp.
A quick reminder of the starting XI's for those just joining us. Bruno Fernandes is fit and starts but Fabinho is out for Liverpool with a knee problem and Jota is preferred to Mane in attack.
- 5Ibrahima Konate
- 4Virgil Van Dijk
- 26A. Robertson
- 66Trent Alexander-Arnold
- 8Naby Keita
- 9Roberto Firmino
- 20Diogo Jota
- CoachJürgen Klopps
- 12Joe Gomez
- 17Curtis Jones
- 27Divock Origi
- 21Konstantinos Tsimikas
- 1De Gea
- 5Harry Maguire
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 11Mason Greenwood
- CoachOle Gunnar Solskjærs
- 34van de Beek
- 20Diogo Dalot
- 3Eric Bailly
- 25Jadon Sancho
- 14Jesse Lingard
- 26Dean Henderson
United will be in their classic red shirts, white shorts and blacks socks kit with Liverpool today in their (rather smart) cream away kit.
A huge Old Trafford ovation for the United team as they start their warm-up drill with kick-off just 20 minutes away.
Some Liverpool fans agitated with Sadio Mane starting on the bench with the Senegal international being left out as Jota lines up with Firmino and Salah in attack for Liverpool.
Fabinho misses out this afternoon for the Reds with a knock and good to see Bruno Fernandes deemed fit to be able to start for United. You want the best players on the pitch for games on this magnitude.
United fans star to descend on Old Trafford with this particular supporter paying tribute to the great Alex Ferguson
* United have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Liverpool (D6 L3).
* After their 4-2 win at United in May, Liverpool are looking to secure consecutive league victories at Old Trafford for the first time since January 2002.
* United are without a clean sheet in any of their last nine home league matches.
Pre-game comments (Liverpool)
"Manchester United are an exceptional team and their midweek comeback win over Atalanta in the Champions League showed they have the quality to cause any team problems", Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp said on Friday.
"I prepare the team for a tough game against an exceptional, really good opponent... We are long enough together to know we're up against a really good team and it's an away game as well for us."
Pre-game comments (United)
Solskjaer said: "It's a massive rivalry. Every time being a Manchester United player and getting the responsibility and honour to step out at Old Trafford against Liverpool, you give everything you have, and we know these games don't need any bigging up, it's a massive game.
"Of course, to be seven points behind, it's going to be a big distance. [If United win and the gap is] one point between, it's close."
Liverpool come into the game in buoyant mood with the 'Reds' unbeaten this season and in Mo Salah, Klopp's side have one of the most in-form players in world football at present with the Egyptian key in his side's opener against Atletico in Madrid.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he would always back Cristiano Ronaldo to score goals but conceded on Friday that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is in the form of his life ahead of Sunday's Premier League derby at Old Trafford.
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