Demolition, Destruction and Annihilation as United get embarrassed by Liverpool; Match report

United were dealt a massive blow at home as Mohamed Salah becomes the first Liverpool player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford since Fred Howe in 1936.

Demolition, Destruction and Annihilation as United get embarrassed by Liverpool; Match report

Heading into the game as fan favorites to win, Liverpool took an early lead with two quick goals in succession under the opening fifteen minutes. Two goals from the talisman, Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool head down the tunnel at halftime with a 4-goal cushion and a third from the Egyptian maestro in the opening minutes of the second half saw Liverpool reinstate their bid for the Premier League title.

In the fifth minute, Naby Keita gave Liverpool the opening goal as he coolly slotted past De Gea just moments after Bruno Fernandes smashed a goal-scoring opportunity high and wide. A combined defensive error from Shaw and Maguire saw Diogo Jota net a second under fifteen minutes at Old Trafford.

United bagged a couple of chances later on, with a long-range effort from Greenwood forcing Allison into a save.

Mistakes plagued United. There was no communication, and sloppy passes gave Liverpool even more chances. Rashford, in an attempt to play it backward to Shaw, gave the ball to Salah setting him up in a one-on-one with de Gea, who stood tall to deny him.

However, Salah bagged Liverpool’s third as he latched onto a cross from Naby Keita to turn past De Gea from close range. Later, the Egyptian talisman added a fourth as Liverpool headed down the tunnel with a comfortable halftime lead.

Demolition, Destruction and Annihilation as United get embarrassed by Liverpool; Match report

Moments into the second half came a hat-trick for Salah and five for Liverpool. Henderson springs the Egyptian clear on goal, and despite getting very close to De Gea, he still dinks home to claim a match ball and enhance his claims to the Ballon d’Or.

Ronaldo could have pulled one back for the hosts. He does well to cut inside and smash home with his right foot, but he was fractionally offside, and VAR rules his effort out.

Paul Pogba, who was introduced at half-time, saw red after jumping into a challenge on Naby Keita and caught the Liverpool man on the shin after going over the ball. It needed a VAR review for a red to be shown.

A chance came for United late when Cavani got on the end of a McTominay cross, but he could only scoop it onto the bar.

The game will go down in history for many reasons, but for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it will go down as one of the worst performances on a football pitch in recent times.

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