Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: player ratings from Old Trafford

Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: player ratings from Old Trafford

Manchester United

David de Gea The sole United man who did his job. Near post save from Salah was top-class and he was blameless for every goal. 7

Aaron Wan-Bissaka Like all of rearguard did zero to prevent Liverpool’s goals and was a non-event at the other end, too. 3

Victor Lindelöf Was part of a shocking defensive horror show and only marginally better than Maguire. 3

Harry Maguire Amateurish mix up with Shaw for Jota finish and was awol all game. A boy against the Liverpool men. 2

Luke Shaw Covering for lax midfield, played Keïta onside for his goal, then collided embarrassingly with Maguire for second. 4

Scott McTominay Will hope to forget – but will be unable – his absentee performance on this nightmarish day. 4

Fred Left hole in midfield for the first goal and was unable to stop flowing attacks of those in red. 4

Mason Greenwood Always anticipating his next move the youngster was sharp before being sacrificed for Pogba at half-time. 6

Bruno Fernandes Missed badly after three minutes, the Portuguese was removed in the second half: he may have been grateful. 5

Marcus Rashford Any runs he tried often found needless cul-de-sacs as the match passed him by. Taken off. 4

Cristiano Ronaldo Had what would have been a consolation chalked away for offside and was peripheral as lone forward. 5

Substitutes: Paul Pogba (for Greenwood, h-t) 1 (sent off); Diogo Dalot (for Rashford, 62) 4; Edinson Cavani (for Fernandes, 62) 4.

Liverpool

Allison Underemployed, the No 1 was a happy witness to the relentless thrust of his 10 outfield colleagues. 7

Trent Alexander-Arnold The right-back’s penchant for drifting runs and his cute positional sense were evident in a classy outing. 7

Virgil van Dijk The centre-back will not be happy with defensive sloppiness in the first half but, really, it was immaterial. 7

Andy Robertson A constant outlet along the left, the full-back was seen ordering teammates to keep on to the end. 7

Jordan Henderson A superb outside of the boot pass played in Salah for his third in a composed midfield performance. 7

Naby Keïta Cool finish for opener, before creating Salah’s opener but was later, sadly, stretchered off after Pogba challenge. 8

James Milner The 35-year-old was forced off after a nasty looking twist of his right foot on 19 minutes. 5

Mohamed Salah Outstanding. Memorable hat-trick from the Egyptian genius, scoring Liverpool’s third, fourth and fifth. 9

Roberto Firmino Constantly found space, the Brazilian was often an extra midfielder in Liverpool’s fluid offensive pattern. 7

Jota Preferred to Mané, and drifted to far post to hit Liverpool’s second, justifying Jürgen Klopp’s decision. 8

Substitutes: Curtis Jones (for Milner, 27) 7; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Keïta, 64) 6; Sadio Mané (for Firmino, 77) 6.

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