Sir Alex Ferguson shakes head: The former Manchester United manager was seen shaking his head in disbelief at Anfield.
Manchester United suffered a 3-1 loss at Anfield to Liverpool in the Premier League last night. Jose Mourinho’s men looked all over the place as Liverpool overran them throughout the 90 minutes of the game.
Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead, and Xherdan Shaqiri’s two quick-fire goals after coming on as a substitute sealed three points for the hosts.
During the first 20 minutes of the game, Liverpool forwards led a flurry of attacks over the hapless United defence. Sadio Mane was finally rewarded with the goal as Ashley Young lost him inside the box.
As Liverpool scored the first goal, Sir Alex Ferguson was seen in the stands, seemingly shaking head at United’s dismal performance.
Sir Alex Ferguson shakes head:
Liverpool completed an absolute domination over Manchester United at Anfield, and the difference between the two sides was humungous, to say the least.
The hosts made an incredible 36 goal attempts throughout the match, as compared to 6 by Manchester United.
Even when United scored the equalizer in the first half through Jesse Lingard, Liverpool continued to dominate possession. Mourinho’s conservative approach towards the game costed him three points on the night, as super-sub Shaqiri ensured victory.
With the win, Liverpool regained the position at the top of the table, staying two points clear of Manchester City. United, meanwhile, are now 19 points behind Klopp’s side, and stay 6th in the table.
Mourinho’s side also squandered the chance to bridge the gap with Arsenal, who suffered their first defeat in 22 games across all competitions to relegation-threatened Southampton earlier in the night.
Here’ s the video of Sir Alex Ferguson shaking his head:
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 16, 2018
Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho, however, remained positive of the side’s top-four hopes at the end of the season.
It’s not about defending Mourinho, some of you really just don’t get it, its about understanding that with or without Mourinho things are broken, players are not good enough and nothing will change after hes gone. We sat here 3 years ago saying the very same things about LVG.
— Mike (@Mike87_MUFC) December 16, 2018
“We can still finish fourth. It’s not easy but for sure for sure we’re going to finish in the top 6, but the best we can get is fourth,” Mourinho said.
The Portuguese, however, admitted that Liverpool were at a much higher level than United throughout the game.
Rather than play a system that suits them, Mourinho wants the players to play the utterly outdated tactics that suits HIM. And today that system (or lack of) was exposed so badly that anyone in their right mind can see he is a busted flush.
— Sav (@jonmikesav8) December 16, 2018
“Liverpool are a better team. We can’t compare with Liverpool’s intensity and pressing. They had a strong team. They showed they had the stronger team. It’s hard to accept the way the goals happened.”