It was a nightmare at Old Trafford for Manchester United fans last weekend.
The big rivals travelled from Merseyside for a highly anticipated game, and it got off to a quick start with an early chance for Bruno Fernandes in the first few minutes. If Bruno had put that away I think the game could have gone differently, but the ball went over the bar and a few minutes later it was Liverpool that opened the scoring through Keita.
United looked like they might equalise for a period, but then things fell apart and defensively it was not challenging enough for Liverpool to find openings. The outcome was that the scoreline read 4-0 at half-time, with the man in form Salah grabbing two.
Salah got his hat-trick 5 minutes into the second half, and when Pogba was sent off soon after it looked like things couldn’t be any worse for United, but he managed to see the rest of the game out without conceding another.
Man United started the season so well but have picked up just one point in their last four games leaving an 8 point gap between them and league leaders Chelsea.
Things are getting too easy for opponents and Man Utd never look in control. They could still win games because of the talent they have, but if you aren’t in charge of most of the games one day it is going to go wrong. And this is exactly what is happening.
There is no balance or stability in the team. Normally you have that in the back and the middle so the forwards feel protected and can attack freely. But now if you score for Man Utd and you’re leading the game you are still worried you might lose.
As a squad they have enough talent but they aren’t always looking like a team.
There are rumours about Solskjaer and potential replacements which is never nice for a manager to deal with but football at this level is cut-throat and as soon as results start to go against you the clock stalks ticking until you turn things around.
It’s a huge game on Saturday afternoon when United play Spurs, another side that have had an up and down start to the season.
Against this Spurs side they are facing a team that as is also looking for stability so it will be a good test. One thing is for sure. Only if they turn up as a team, can they win. #mmlove