Manchester United vs Liverpool: Videos, analysis, reaction, full replay
Manchester United vs Liverpool ended in a rout for the away side, as Liverpool recorded their biggest-ever away win at United.
Mohamed Salah scored a hat trick as Jurgen Klopp’s side won 5-0, with Diogo Jota and Naby Keita setting Liverpool on their way. Substitute Paul Pogba was sent off to add insult to injury for United, as Solskjaer’s future will be in serious doubt.
This was a damning day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he may not recover from this.
As for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool? Well, they are in dreamland as they remain unbeaten this season and underlined their title credentials with this thumping win over their rivals.
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Manchester United vs Liverpool analysis, live! - By Joe Prince-Wright at Old Trafford
- 3 things we learned
- Player ratings
- Klopp: It was insane!
- Solskjaer: Darkest day I’ve had leading United
Liverpool were sensational. Manchester United were woeful. We knew there was a gulf in class between these teams before the game, but that was brutal watching for United fans. What next for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Can he come back from this?
Here are my thoughts from a noisy Old Trafford, with the away fans making all of the noise throughout the game and after the final whistle.
Thanks for joining me here in Manchester for what turned out to be what looks like defining day in the season for Manchester United, and Liverpool.
🔥🔴👏 Reaction from Old Trafford after Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool. FIVE.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 24, 2021
My thoughts on a truly sensational win for #LFC, as their fans go wild behind me. But what now for #MUFC after that shocking defeat?
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FULL TIME: Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool
Cue the celebrations from Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool fans in the away end. Look at him go.
Old Trafford is emptying, quickly. The home fans don’t want to see any more of this. A damning afternoon for Solskjaer.
😳 TV cameras cut to an aerial view of Old Trafford. Thousands of Manchester United fans streaming out already.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 24, 2021
They've seen enough. After 65 minutes.
Meanwhile, Liverpool fans in the away end sing "can we play you every week?"#MUFC 0-5 #LFC #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/8nbgR8PlEP
RED CARD! Paul Pogba is off. The half time substitute has lasted just 14 minutes. An awful lunging tackle on Naby Keita, which Pogba was initially booked for. But VAR correctly upgraded it to a red. Manchester United 5-0 down to Liverpool, and now down to 10 men. Keita is carried off the pitch on a stretcher. It goes from bad to worse for Pogba.
NO GOALLL! Cristiano Ronaldo curled home a beauty and thought he had made it 5-1... but after a lengthy VAR check he was inches offside just before he scored. Wow. Rubbing salt into Man United’s wounds.
GOALLLL! 5-0. What a ball from Jordan Henderson to find Salah, who slots home past De Gea.
SECOND HALF: The 2nd half has kicked off here at Old Trafford. Paul Pogba is on for Man United, as he replaces Greenwood.
Here was the reaction here at half time, as United’s fans and Sir Alex Ferguson reacted like this. Lots of booing.
GOALLL! It is 4-0. Salah sweeps home another. United’s fans have had enough. They have booed their team off the pitch. Half time at a stunned Old Trafford.
BEDLAM! Cristiano Ronaldo lost it there. He just kicked the ball, which was under Curtis Jones while he was on the floor, multiple times. Lot of frustration in that. It then all kicks off here. Both sets of players steaming in. Ronaldo booked. That could have been red. Ronaldo is very lucky. Moments later Fred is booked after catching Keita with a high foot.
GOALLLL! Mohamed Salah gets his goal. He has a shot and the deflection falls to Keita, who crosses for Salah to finish. Liverpool’s fans in dreamland. Manchester United’s fans in disbelief. Surely even they can’t salvage anything from 3-0 down...
Rashford has just shanked a shot straight at Alisson as Bruno Fernandes misplaced a pass to Ronaldo in the build-up. This game is very open.
SAVEEE! What a strange moment. Rashford plays the ball back to his own goal, after being flagged for offside, but play goes on. Salah is through but De Gea denies him. Old Trafford crowd getting very restless here.
SAVEEE! Mason Greenwood has a rasping shot from the edge of the box which Alisson pushes wide. Man United having a lot of the ball, but Liverpool pressing them into mistakes.
James Milner is off. He slipped and hurt his lower leg. Curtis Jones comes on for him.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks very nervous on the sidelines. His players have let him down badly today. So far. As I type, Luke Shaw flashes a shot inches wide of the far post. United are dangerous going forward but very shaky at the back.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a shot from the edge of the box which flies way over, much to the delight of the Liverpool fans.
GOALLLL! Liverpool 2-0 up. Maguire and Shaw get it all wrong and the ball is played to the right, then Jota taps home. What a start for Liverpool. What a nightmare for Man United.
CHANCE! Big chances keep on coming. McTominay gives the ball away and Firmino is rolled in, but David de Gea denies him. Liverpool rampant.
GOALLLL! Yes. Yes they will. Old Trafford is stunned, aside from the Liverpool fans in the away end. Salah is played in and Luke Shaw kept him onside. He then tees up Keita to tap home. Way too easy for Liverpool. 1-0. Superb composure from Naby Keita.
KICK OFF and CHANCE! Manchester United have a huge chance to take the lead. Bruno Fernandes fires over after good work from Rashford, Ronaldo and Greenwood. A big miss from Bruno. Will United rue that miss?
What an atmosphere before the game here at Old Trafford. Both sets of fans are so up for this.
🔥🙌 The atmosphere is brilliant here at Old Trafford for Manchester United v Liverpool!#MUFC and #LFC fans in great voice.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 24, 2021
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Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup
Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Fred all start after knocks. Anthony Martial, Amad Diallo and Raphael Varane are out.
Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup
Curtis Jones is on the bench, while Thiago Alcantara is getting closer but will not be back. Harvey Elliott remains a long-term injury. Sadio Mane and Joel Matip drop to the bench.
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Liverpool is the favorite despite being in the away cauldron of Old Trafford, paying +120, but a Man United win isn’t considered too unlikely at +200. A draw would pay +255.
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Every match with Manchester United right now feels like a giant shoulder shrug, because the Red Devils have the attacking horses to defeat anyone. But Liverpool has been lethal of late and Raphael Varane is out for the Reds. And Liverpool has an extra day’s rest but had to return from Spain. Anything could happen, again, but Liverpool has that extra bit, doesn’t it? Manchester United 1-2 Liverpool.
How to watch Manchester United vs Liverpool live, stream and start time
Kick off: 11:30am ET SundayTV Channel: NBCSNOnline: Stream via NBCSports.com