So with that 3-1 victory Liverpool goes to the top of the table and we are 19 points off them. The performance today summed up Manchester United’s season so far it was one of the biggest game of the season and this is how the team turns up.
Firstly the team selection was bit shocking for me. With neither Pogba or Mata in the starting lineup who was Mourinho thinking would take the ball forward and make the game. Lukaku starting after proving nothing and Martial was on bench. I was happy to see Dalot starting on the right but he was a bit sloppy in his defensive duties and it was a really tough battle for him at this experience against in form Robertson. The substitution to bring Fellani on was justified as Lukaku was not winning any long balls was really really poor on with his foot as well.
Liverpool was totally dominant for the entire game and it was only a goalkeeping error which lead to the equalizer from Lingard. In the first half there were too much of spaces in the midfield which allowed Fabinho a lot of time to plan and pick his passes which changed for a while in the second half as it would have been a point of discussion.
Rashford, Lingard, Herrera were the only lively ones in the field today as in the recent past but they were also not any close to what we expect from them and what they are capable off. These players are far more better than what they are showing this season and it has to be the manager in some way or another who has to take the best out of them.
The absence of creativity in the middle was the reason that it was only in the 75th minute that United registered there first shot in the second half. Matic & Fellani to me don’t have any quality to create those beautiful through balls and long balls which can bring in our attackers into the game and the few chances that came in the end were hit aimlessly here and there and it was obviously too late.
Again I think this should be the final nail in coffin for Jose Mourinho, he has to be sacked now. The tactics and plan of Manchester United were nowhere to be found in the game. Worst start in more than 25 years and the aim as said by our manager today post match was to try for 5th and then 4th position.
We were really very bad today and it will be a very long week for each and every United fan.