Paul Pogba starts the move with a great tackle. Van de Beek to Rashford, whose pass goes all the way to Greenwood on the opposite flank. He doesn’t miss from there. Thiago and Rashford clash of heads. No, in fact, Thiago caught Rasha with his elbow. Accidentally, it should be added.
Jones felled by McTominay, and a free-kick in a dangerous position. There’s a few candidates for this one, to be taken from the left-hand side. Trent takes, and it’s over. He still looks a little off it.
United look ragged and keep losing possession in midfield. Liverpool look freshly enthused. Jones has a shot from distance. Henderson deals with it. A second Liverpool goal is far likelier than a United equaliser.
That was more like Liverpool. Wijnaldum sets up Firmino who slides in Salah, who dinks the ball over Henderson. That was not great defending from United.
A neat interchange in United midfield but they decide to hold on to possession. These early stages were always likely to be cagey. Liverpool’s press is not hugely aggressive though Jürgen Klopp can be heard on the sidelines.
United force a corner. Rashford got down the left-hand channel and the ball is played back before Pogba loses the ball. Shaw takes and Liverpool clear with ease.
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