The fiercest rivalry in English football between Manchester United and Liverpool ended in a 0-5 thrashing for the Manchester Team.
Mohammad Salah was at the centre of the match with a hattrick and an assist to his name. Paul Pogba also was in the mix with a red card for a rash two-footed tackle on Naby Keita which saw Keita leave the field on a stretcher.
The first half kicked off in blistering style with Rashford using his pace to find Bruno who shot the ball in the stands in the opening 3 minutes.
What followed later was nothing but misery for Manchester United. Liverpool opened the scoresheet in the 5th minute with a Naby Keita goal from Salah’s pass.
In the 13th minute, United’s defence was spread wide open as Jota tapped in from Trent’s played-in pass. In the twilight of the first half, Salah announced his presence with 2 goals ending the half 4-0 in Liverpool’s favour.
The second half saw Manchester United bring on Paul Pogba to have more command in the midfield. Yet, it was of no effect.
Salah completed his hat-trick in the 49th minute putting all hopes for a comeback to bed. Ronaldo found the back of the net but that too was ruled out by VAR.
Paul Pogba’s rash tackle on Naby Keita on the 60th minute saw himself get a red card and Keita stretchered off the field. The match ended with 5 yellow cards and 1 red all for Manchester United.