Man United seriously got away with one this weekend. The Red Devils hosted Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday and were incredibly fortunate to leave the field with a point. United took the lead in the game thanks to a goal from Marcus Rashford that should have been ruled out due to a blatant foul on Divock Origi in the build up. Martin Atkinson didn’t give the foul in real time and VAR didn’t deem it to be a clear and obvious error that the referee seemingly missed Victor Lindelof kicking the Liverpool player in the calf. In the wake of the game, a tweet by Harry Maguire has shown how far ahead Liverpool are of their North West rivals.
Maguire became the most expensive defender in history when Man United paid Leicester City £80m for his services over the summer. The ex-Leicester City centre back has played in all nine of his club’s Premier League games this season. Despite paying a world record fee for a defender, Man United currently find themselves 13th in the league table, just two points clear of relegation.
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 21, 2019
The above tweet by Harry Maguire confirms how far ahead Liverpool are of Man United now. The most expensive defender in the world is celebrating scraping a point at home, having been ahead in the game until the 84th minute. If you aren’t disappointed, you are celebrating. Utterly embarrassing. What would Sir Alex Ferguson think? There was a time when Man United were winning the Premier League year in year out, often giving Liverpool a hiding when we ventured up to Old Trafford. Nowadays, their record signings are over the moon with dropping 2 points in the final 10 minutes when we come knocking. Liverpool are ahead of United by a distance that would have been unimaginable before Jürgen Klopp arrived at the club.