Manchester United and Liverpool played out a rather dull 0-0 draw on Monday evening, in a game where it was evident that Jose Mourinho would be more than happy to get back down the M62 with a point. That’s exactly what the Red Devils got, but it could’ve been so much better if a few players performed anywhere close to their capabilities.
We’ve decided to pick out a trio of faces who could’ve played much better on the night. This isn’t taking anything away from them as a whole, sadly, they jsut had an off night on the biggest of occasions.
The influential Swede has been brilliant for Manchester United since his arrival on a free transfer. Now 35, he has scored bags of goals already, some of which have been massively important and game-changing. However, against Liverpool he struggled massively. His usually excellent ability to hold the ball up just wasn’t there, and he had a golden chance to put United in front but couldn’t take it.
Marcus Rashford – The young Englishman has been a revelation recently. We all know just how capable he is as a striker or even on the wings, but he had a quiet game against Liverpool. Whether that was down to Jose’s tactics remains to be seen, but when he had the rare chance to have a run at James Milner he decided against it which was disappointing.
Paul Pogba – Without doubt, the biggest concern of the three. On his debut, Pogba looked brilliant, but since then he has honestly looked bang average. That was the case again last night, as he struggled to find a red shirt for the most part. He did show glimpses of brilliance at times, but he isn’tplaying with any consistency. How long do we give him before we start worrying about him?