‘It’s a disgrace!’: Fuming Manchester United fans react to ‘shocking defending’ as their beleaguered side concede two early goals to arch-rivals Liverpool
- Gary Neville declares this side the worst he has seen in 42 years at the club
- Fans criticise Harry Maguire for stepping up allowing Mo Salah in behind
- Paul Pogba is withdraws himself after 10 minutes following injury
Manchester United fans have raged at their team on social media as they conceded after only four minutes to arch-rivals Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s title-chasing Liverpool started in electrifying fashion with January signing Luis Diaz converting from Mo Salah’s square pass to put their side 1-0 up.
Liverpool’s attacking players appeared to carve through United’s midfield and backline like butter and their fans expressed their anger on Twitter following the goal.
Luis Diaz puts Liverpool 1-0 up early on against Manchester United at Anfield
Much of the criticism was reserved for club captain Harry Maguire, who half-heartedly pressed Sadio Mane allowing Salah to run in-behind.
One user asked: ‘What was Maguire doing?’
While another wrote: ‘Why does Maguire step up so far when he’s got no pace to get back into position whatsoever?’
Following the goal, goalkeeper David De Gea and Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold clashed after the Liverpool player almost kicked the ball into the Spaniard. Maguire was forced to split the two up.
One user noted: ‘Maguire cared more about getting between De Gea and TAA than he did the ball.’
David De Gea clashed with two Liverpool players following the opening goal
It marked Luis Diaz’s first goal against Manchester United in his first game in the fixture
Another fan on Twitter questioned both the defending and also the incident of ‘star player’ Paul Pogba, who was booed at Old Trafford on Saturday, limping off soon after the goal.
They wrote: ‘Shocking defending 1-0 down already looking clueless,& the star player Pogba decides he’s had enough so hobbles off .. what a poor imitation of Man United this current crop are’.
Gary Neville, commentating for Sky, labelled this United team the ‘worst’ he had seen in his 42 years of watching the club.
While one fan on social media went further than Neville.
‘Worst man united team in the history of the club,’ they wrote.
Liverpool will go top of the league on Tuesday night if they avoid defeat against Man Utd
Following Liverpool’s second goal of the night, United fans once again raged at their team.
Another user wrote: ‘Man United are a disgrace! No off the ball running, no energy, not trying, you bunch of clowns!’
‘Honestly this performance from United is beyond bad,’ another added.
Meanwhile another, perhaps taking inspiration from the fact that Liverpool had only ever finished above United six times in the Premier League’s history, noted the ‘gulf’ between the two sides.
‘Can’t remember seeing such a gulf between the sides, ever. Depressingly terrible,’ they wrote.