Disaster, clash, woeful, shambolic are just a few words to describe what happened at Old Trafford on Sunday evening as Manchester United welcomed an in form Mo Sallah and the rest of the Liverpool squad.
Before this game, the press asked Jurgen Klopp who he feels is better between Mo and CR7, and he’s response highlighted just how confident he was in his player, “Mo has a better left foot”, and that was all Mo needed to register a brace in the first half. He completed his hattrick by the 50th minute to re-echo the sentiments of his boss that he is actually the best footballer on planet earth at the moment.
Coming to this match, Man Utd came back from 2 goals down in their UCL encounter against Atlanta of Italy to win 3-2, this resurgence was lead by the iconic Christiano Ronaldo who scored the winning goal late in the second half. Fans were expecting a repeat of that energy against Liverpool, and even when they went down 2-0 with just 13 minutes gone on the clock, they were still hopeful of a come back but all that optimism quickly vanished as Liverpool added two more goals before half time and Mo was at the center of it all, wrecking havoc to a disjointed display at the back by Manchester United.
It went from bad to worse as influential midfielder; Pogba got his marching orders and left Manchester United with 10 men with his team down 0-5. The looks and scenes around the very imposing theater of dreams, Old Trafford, was simply shocking as fans wore gloomy faces, helpless at the turn out of events happening right in front of them. A section of the fans could be heard chanting Ole Out and this quickly became a trending hashtag on the internet.
Fans could not believe that their once very dominating side that won countless trophies under Alex Ferguson have turned out so worse to be losing scandalously to fierce rivals, Liverpool.
It is yet to be seen if this latest error showing will be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back. Will the board and Glazer family keep the faith in the manager who they just recently extended his contract or will they bow to pressure from the fans and show him the way out?
For now, there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel for this team.
What's Your Reaction?
Abel Alasan is a creative writer with over 6 years creating contents for blogs, magazines and documentary projects. His areas of interest ranges from politics, lifestyle, family/parenting and sports.