Manchester United’s woes hit a new crushing low after being battered 5-0 by fierce rivals Liverpool with David de Gea offered no protection whatsoever.

Bruno Fernandes had a great chance to open the deadlock in the opening minutes, but the Portuguese international snatched at the chance and blazed the ball over.

Jurgen Klopp’s men then stamped their superiority over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and made it look like men against boys.

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A stricken de Gea was left perplexed at was unravelling before his eyes as his teammates lost their heads, shape, pride and credibility.

It was thee darkest of days at Old Trafford, a stark reminder of how far off our fierce rivals we still are.

The embarrassing defeat could bring widespread changes for Saturday’s clash against Tottenham.

de Gea only man playing to capable level

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De Gea has played in some very bad Manchester United teams, but yesterday’s diabolical performance is up there with the very worst.

 

Liverpool swarmed the Spaniard’s goal with ease and yet he still found a way to keep the scoreline down.

Trent Alexander-Arnold couldn’t believe that de Gea had got to his piledriver which seemed destined for the top corner.

De Gea needs all his teammates to elevate their levels and fast, but Solskjaer could make a bigger statement ahead of the trip to London by wielding the axe on his under-performing stars.

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Following yesterday’s horror show, Solskjaer could lay down a marker in the Manchester United dressing room by making 10 outfield changes for the clash against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

There’s no guarantee that would bring a change of fortunes, but after yesterday’s embarrassment do the players really deserve a chance to redeem themselves with other players patiently waiting for an opportunity.

Solskjaer’s starting line-up versus Spurs could be: de Gea, Dalot, Bailly, Mengi, Telles, van de Beek, Matic, Sancho, Lingard, Elanga and Cavani.

We all know it won’t be, but few could argue if that team did walk out at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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