Liverpool smashed their historical rivals in one of the lopsided football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Paul Pogba was sent off in the 60th minute to increase the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Naby Keita started the demolition within just five minutes before Diogo Jota doubled the lead eight minutes after. Mohamed Salah then scored two goals in the first half before completing his hat-trick five minutes after the break. The hosts have now conceded 11 goals in their last three games and are down to eighth in the table.
Manchester United: De Gea (5), Wan-Bissaka (4), Lindelof (3), Maguire (2), Shaw (2), Fred (4), McTominay (4), Greenwood (5), Fernandes (5), Rashford (5), Ronaldo (5).
Subs: Pogba (2), Dalot (5), Cavani (5)
Liverpool: Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (7), Konate (7), Van Dijk (8), Robertson (7), Keita (9), Henderson (8), Milner (6), Salah (9), Firmino (7), Jota (8).
Subs: Jones (7), Oxlade-Chamberlain (6), Mane (6)
Man of the match: Mo Salah
Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “It’s not easy to say something, apart from it’s the darkest day I’ve had leading these players. We weren’t good enough individually or as a team. You can’t give a team like Liverpool those chances and unfortunately, we did. The whole performance wasn’t good enough, that’s for sure. We’ve created openings, they’ve had chances, they’ve been clinical and we didn’t take our chances early on. Then the third goal is the one that decided the game.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “Did I expect that? No. But what we did in the last third was absolutely insane. How we pressed them high, won balls, scored wonderful goals. I actually told the guys at half-time we need to play better! The result is insane. It will take a while if it ever happens again. After the game, I got told this has never happened before in the long history of LFC and this group wanted to make new chapters for this big history, and tonight was a new chapter.”
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