Man Utd thrashed at home to Liverpool

Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: Salah hat-trick as Solskjaer's side thrashed

10/24/2021 8:30:00 PM

Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: Salah hat-trick as Solskjaer's side thrashed

Mohamed Salah scores a hat-trick and Paul Pogba is sent off as clinical Liverpool embarrass Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford.

Liverpool back to their ruthless bestLiverpool were always going to come back stronger from the suffering of last season when injuries and the worst run of home form in the club's history saw them drawn into a dogfight for a place in the Champions League.

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They rallied superbly to finish third and carried that good form into this new campaign, with an ominous composure about Klopp's side from the first day.With Virgil van Dijk back in defence and Salah playing at a level that suggests he is the world's best player, they are a ruthless machine and how United felt that power.

Bruno Fernandes actually missed a very good chance to put United ahead before Keita opened the scoring but once Liverpool got ahead, Solskjaer's side were unable to cope.With Salah as the main weapon, they cut through United at will, reducing both their players and the crowd to nervous agitation every time they went forward. headtopics.com

Salah is in the form of his life and this United defence was an open invitation to a team with Liverpool's range of attacking options.In the last eight days alone, Liverpool have scored 13 goals in three games on their travels, taking in the 5-0 win at Watford and the 3-2 victory against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

This was Liverpool looking as formidable, confident and dangerous as they did when they won the title in 2019/20. It is shaping up to be a three-horse race along with Chelsea and Manchester City for the title and this was the performance of true thoroughbreds.

The only downside to their day was the injury to Keita, injured in a two-footed challenge by Pogba, which is a cruel blow to the midfielder given he has been showing the best form of his stop-start Liverpool career.What now for Solskjaer?Solskjaer was in defiant mood after United came from two goals down to beat Atalanta in the Champions League but there is a frailty and disorganisation about this team that means they will constantly fall short - and this inevitably puts pressure on the manager.

There are defeats that carry greater significance than others and the sight of United chasing shadows five goals down while Solskjaer stood on the touchline being taunted for long periods by joyous Liverpool fans made this one of those days.Any defeat to Liverpool is painful for United fans. When the defeat is as comprehensive as this one and in front of their own supporters, it is a day that will cut deeply to every part of Old Trafford. headtopics.com

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It was a defensive shambles, with poor communication and lack of understanding about what the team is trying to do cruelly exposed by Liverpool. As a result, this game was effectively over within 13 minutes.Solskjaer has praised the backing of United's fans and the Stretford End largely stuck with him and the team but there were loud jeers at half time and by the time the final whistle sounded, huge sections of the stadium were deserted.

There was also a lack of discipline in the United performance, Cristiano Ronaldo perhaps fortunate to escape a red card for kicking out at Curtis Jones while he was on the floor then Pogba - presumably sent on to restore some slight semblance of order - getting one for his challenge on Keita.

United have been steadfast in their backing for Solskjaer but the shock waves of this result will have questions being asked more strongly than ever among everyone from the club's hierarchy to their fans. Read more: BBC News (UK) »

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this has to be the worst result in the clubs history mufc OleOut I feel a lot better about Brighton's result against Man City yesterday, now! bhafc Guess Man U fans have forgot about the NUFC Saudi takeover! 😂… well done Liverpool, ruined them! 👍 We got a good old fashioned thrashing today. Man U just had nothing in the tank. Outplayed and embarrassed.

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