Liverpool Left to Rue a Woeful First Half Against Man Utd

Annette Crawford
March 13, 2018

Young, 32, is just six games away from equalling his highest number of appearances in a season for United, having made 27 so far this term in comparison to the 33 he racked up during his first campaign at Old Trafford in 2011-12. "We have a match in two days and I can imagine that if we lose against Seville on Tuesday everyone will have forgotten what we did in the last couple of weeks".

With all-too-predictable regularity, Manchester United have yet to face a really elite opponent in the tournament this time around and so the real test could be about to come in the quarterfinals should they make it.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic also trained with the squad although Mourinho did not offer any clues as to whether the Swedish striker might be involved against Sevilla.

"I read something, some quote from the worst manager in the history of the Premier League, Frank de Boer saying it's not good for Rashford to have a coach like me", Mourinho said.

Rashford's double - on his first Premier League start since Boxing Day - proved decisive, as Liverpool couldn't add to the Bailly own goal as they slipped to a first defeat in eight games in all competitions.

"In the second half - in my opinion, and probably the people in the TV studio have a different opinion - was Liverpool controlling with the ball and United controlling without the ball". For the second, the Liverpool right-back was unfocussed when Juan Mata was dispossessed by van Dijk but the ball fell in the path of a charging Rashford.

"Our team was always in control". City have won here with two set-pieces.

United manager Jose Mourinho has already suggested the 36-year-old will be retiring which former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has now clarified.

"It was a clear penalty with Fellaini on Mane, and in situations like this you need the right decision", Klopp said. Should Marcus Rashford start against Sevilla?

"We have to be at our best level and be able to compete. You don't do that but we had a few".

"We know we've got to score first and foremost to get through, but we have a lot of confidence in our ability". It is all about the result and we lost.

"We have all been speaking recently about can he get his best players in his best positions in the starting XI".

Olivier Giroud provided a welcome focal point for Chelsea in their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace - giving Blues boss Antonio Conte a hard decision to make as he plans his team for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Barcelona.

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