Thursday, August 18, 2022

Brutal Liverpool thrash Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford

Manchester United struggles continued on Sunday going down 5-0 against Liverpool at Old Trafford pilling more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Even with big names fit for the clash, Manchester United were outclassed by ruthless Liverpool who netted two goals in a span of 18 minutes to shutter their hopes for a quick comeback.

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Keita netted the first goal for the visitors when he comfortably controlled Salah’s through pass before beating De Gea from close range. Diogo Jota doubled the lead eight minutes later sliding across the goal area and slotting home a Alexander-Arnold cross.

Mohamed Salah extended his goal scoring record to ten goals in ten consecutive games when he found the back of the host net in the 38th minute and sealed a four nil first half lead in the 45th minute.

In the second half, Manchester United introduced Paul Pogba to make a difference in the midfield but was sent off after receiving a direct red card following a rough challenge on Keita.

His red card dented their hopes for a comeback as the Reds were five goals ahead with Mohamed Salah bagging a hat-trick of the night.

The loss for Red Devils comes barely 10 days after they suffered a 6-1 defeat against Manchester City and comeback win against Atalanta in the Champions League. Questions will definitely be asked on the mentality in the squad moving forward.

The win sends Liverpool second in the table with 21 points, a point behind leaders Chelsea. Manchester United settled in 7th with 14 points and level with Arsenal who dropped to 10th position.

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Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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