Louis Van Gaal made it four wins in four attempts against Liverpool, after Manchester United delivered the perfect smash-and-grab performance at Anfield.
On the back foot for large spells of the game, United were fortunate not to go behind on a number of occasions before Wayne Rooney scored his fourth goals in three games to clinch United’s second win in a row at Anfield.
Here’s five talking points from yesterday.
Ander Herrera has made no mystery of his admiration for United away support, often declaring he would love to be standing in the away end.
As Wayne Rooney clinched United’s winner against Liverpool on Sunday, Herrera can be seen sprinting off the bench to celebrate the winner.
Manchester United secured their second consecutive win at Anfield thanks to a late Wayne Rooney goal on Sunday.
Louis Van Gaal claimed that he spoke with the United captain before the game and asked him to get a goal at a ground where he had not scored since 2005. Rooney, who missed a penalty in United’s 2-1 win at Anfield last season, duly delivered as United moved within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Phil Jones, Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo watched United from the away end today and celebrated Wayne Rooney’s winner with the fans. What a club.
Wayne Rooney has described the feeling of scoring the winner at Anfield as one of the best emotions he’s ever experienced.
With United under the cosh, Rooney scored his first goal at Anfield in a decade to give his side a fourth consecutive win against Liverpool and the second against their bitter rivals away from home in as many games.
Apathy is a strange concept. Often an emotion that follows the understanding of inevitability. Like waking up every day to a Tory government, or the sound of your own biological clock ticking and increasingly the fact that our most beloved are dying while many continue to breathe our limited oxygen.
You know that the world continues to lose the most important people to ever grace the planet while Piers Morgan, Katie Hopkins and Donald Trump ignore the cries for petitions of a group suicide pact.
Louis Van Gaal has claimed Manchester United will not suffer the same kind of decline that has seen Liverpool go without a league title in the last 26 years.
United have not won a trophy since lifting the title in 2013 and look unlikely to end their drought this season but Van Gaal was adamant United’s decline is only momentary and will not stretch much longer.
Manchester United scored three goals for the first time since 17 October but returned from Newcastle with just one point after conceding a late equaliser.
Having gone two up within 40 minutes, United surrendered their lead yet again before a Wayne Rooney wondergoal fuelled hopes of a second consecutive league win, only for Paul Dummett’s superb strike to deny them three points.
Here’s five things we’ve learnt from last night.