Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool: 5 things we learned
Five talking points from Manchester United's win against Liverpool
José Mourinho's Manchester United delivered another crucial win and three points at Old Trafford after they dispatched of Liverpool quickly in the first half.
The Red Devils had performed exceedingly well against Chelsea last month, and have now doubled that against Liverpool to cement their place in second.
Liverpool were disappointing for large parts of the game and failed to conjure up anything of considerable note, with their only goal coming through Eric Bailly.
#5 Rashford vs Trent Alexander-Arnold
Marcus Rashford might not have started a game in 2018, but he’s made a huge claim to be in Mourinho’s plans moving forward after two goals that separated Manchester United and Liverpool.
The England international terrorised Trent Alexander-Arnold down the right wing, constantly beating him for pace and causing a mockery of the Liverpool player’s defensive capabilities.
For the first goal, Rashford ran onto a flicked-on header from Romelu Lukaku, in which he sprinted into the box before cutting the ball back, causing Alexander-Arnold to stutter and allow the 20-year-old forward space in the box. Rashford picked his spot and fired the ball past Loris Karius into the bottom right-hand corner. It was a sensational finish and goal.
The Portuguese coach obviously saw a weakness down Liverpool’s right wing and exploited it perfectly with the pace, strength and dribbling ability of Rashford.