A weird and boring match, especially from Liverpool’s side where the Reds didn’t take advantage of Manchester United’s injuries to score in the first half or throughout the match.
Manchester United lost three players due to injuries in the first half, where Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, and Jesse Lingard went off injured in the first half to give Ole Gunner Solskjaer, Manchester United’s manager, a hard time to go forward.
Manchester United were defending and playing on the counter-attack and fouls, after the injuries that struck the team, but Liverpool FC couldn’t attack properly and finish the chances in a poor performance by Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Man United players ratings
David De Gea: Didn’t have much to do, but saved Man United from Young’s mistake. 6.5/10
Lindelof: An amazing match, marked Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane properly. 7.5/10
Smalling: Was behind an offside goal that got canceled, and marked Salah. A good match. 7.5/10
Ashley Young: A silly mistake in the first half, but then he performed well. 6./10
Luke Shaw: A good defensive match, marked Liverpool’s players. 7.5/10
Pogba: Was the most one trying, and only source of creativity. 7/10
Herrera: What a match! one of the best in the midfield, and an important goal. 8/10
McTominay: An average match, couldn’t fill Nemanja Matic’s gap though. 6/10
Mata: Got injured in the first half, didn’t do much. 5/10
Lukaku: Wasn’t very dangerous, but was fighting and made an awesome pass to Lingard. 6.5/10
Rashford: Couldn’t be very dangerous, but played throughout with an injury. 7/10
Perreira: Showed some passion, was okay. 6.5/10
Sanchez: Was trying and as eager to impress. 6.5/10
Lingard: Played for 17 minutes then got injured again. But missed a dangerous chance. 5/10
Ole Gunner Solskjaer (Manager): A good match with the circumstances and injuries that struck the team. However, the only poor decision was playing Jesse Lingard instead of Alexis Sanchez. Moreover, with the absence of Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial earlier, he was able to get out with a good result. 8/10
Man of the match: None of Manchester United really impressed, but the defenders did a great job today.