Manchester United were taken apart by Liverpool today at Old Trafford, as the Theatre of Dreams turned into the Theatre of Nightmares, with United having only one shot on target, while Liverpool, despite not being a real dominant force, scored 3 past De Gea, although 2 of them being penalties. Despite having possession in the early minutes United failed to test Liverpool’s backline, and instead found themselves in trouble on the 34th minute as Rafael handled the ball. Gerrard stepped up to take the penalty, and kept his nerves to send De Gea the wrong way. United looked out of means to really cause trouble, and instead conceded a second penalty in the early seconds of the second half, this time Jones committing the foul. Gerrard once again stepped up and despite De Gea diving the right way, the ball was in the net. United were fading as the half proceeded, with Liverpool once again winning a penalty as Sturridge this time seemed to take a dive, but Vidic in the process was sent off. Gerrard, however, this time found the post keeping his shot out, as De Gea was completely wrong footed. The pressure mounted thou on United’s backline, as Suarez forced De Gea in an incredible save, but made amends on the 84th minute as his shot found its way in the net for Liverpool’s third.
United were dejected, as was SAF in the VIP box, but to be fair to Liverpool, they did not steal the victory as they looked totally composed and confident, while United’s performance was really poor, with Moyes looking clueless throughout the game, while Rooney can be labelled as a waste of £300K per week, with only one shot which tested Mignolet, while RvP, despite claims he’s happy at Man United, looked more uninterested in the game, but the same can be applied to most of the other players in fact, with the exceptions for me being Januzaj and Rafael, both trying to go forward when they could to try create some danger in the Liverpool backline. This is a hard humiliation to digest, but with United really on the downslide, more could follow as Olympiakos visit Old Trafford in midweek, while Man City will visit on the 25th of March. This season needs to end quickly for the Red Devils. Of course, SAF is not going to apologize for taking a wrong decision in bringing in Moyes, but in truth the latter’s reign must be put to an end, and allow someone more competent to step up for this manegerial job.