Manchester United’s match with Liverpool could not possibly have got off to a worse start.

After Bruno Fernandes missed an early opportunity and then United conceded two quickfire goals.

Liverpool were 2-0 up within the first 13 minutes, with United’s terrible defending showing the team up once again.

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United’s defending was amateurish and former centre-back Rio Ferdinand was left in disbelief.

His message summed up how United fans felt, watching Jurgen Klopp’s side ease into a lead at Old Trafford.

Liverpool added more goals before half-time to add further salt into United’s wounds.


Credit to Liverpool because they executed their game plan well and took their chances, but this outcome was as much about United’s own problems.

Former United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich had a similarly frustrated message after the third goal went in.

Predictably a fourth goal went in and United were deservedly booed off.

United conceded a fifth in the second half and also had Paul Pogba sent off, to cap off a depressing result.

Nobody likes to lose and to suffer a defeat like this at the hands of Liverpool is a nightmare. There have to be big questions now for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and those above him.

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