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Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool - 5 Talking Points

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21.62K   //    10 Mar 2018, 20:20 IST

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Trent Alexander-Arnold had an afternoon to forget

Liverpool made their way to Old Trafford in the best of form as the Premier League's marquee fixture finally lived up to its billing, with the Red Devils emerging 2-1 victors.

Marcus Rashford's first-half brace put Manchester United in command, but Liverpool didn't give up without a fight.

Eric Bailly's calamitous own goal gave Liverpool some hope, but there was to be no further joy for the Reds, as United defended like only a Jose Mourinho side can.

Here are 5 key highlights from the game:

#5 Alexander-Arnold's nightmare

Last season, Trent Alexander-Arnold made his first ever Premier League start at Old Trafford and won rave reviews for his performances. However, it wasn't such a happy visit to the enemy's bastion for the youngster.

His momentary lapse in concentration in the 14th minute allowed Marcus Rashford to get on the end of Romelu Lukaku's flick-on. Rashford still had a lot to do once he had gotten goalside of Alexander-Arnold.

But an inspired flick left the young Scouser not knowing what had happened around him, before United's 'Boy Wonder' curled one past Loris Karius into the far-post.

Ten minutes later, Rashford found himself in a similar situation again, and this time, Alexander-Arnold turned his back on Rashford and ultimately, that proved fatal. The deflection off of the young Scouser's heel took the ball beyond the grasp of Karius and into the Liverpool goal.

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