Manchester United vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction from fixture today

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford as rivals clash in a huge game

Michael Jones
Sunday 24 October 2021 18:36
Liverpool manager defends Man United player ahead of big EPL clash

Mohamed Salah hit a hat-trick as Liverpool humiliated Manchester United, romping to a stunning 5-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Naby Keita got the visitors off to the ideal start in the fifth minute and then a dreadful mix-up between Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire led to Diogo Jota turning in a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold to make it 2-0 after 13 minutes.

United were in disarray at the back and Salah made it 3-0 - scoring for the tenth straight game in all competitions - converting a low ball from Naby Keita and then added the fourth after being set up by Jota.

It was the first time United had been 4-0 behind at the interval in the Premier League era and they were loudly booed off the field.

It took just five minutes after the break for Salah to complete his hat-trick with a trademark clinical finish after a superb through ball from Jordan Henderson.

United’s day got worse as they had a Cristiano Ronaldo goal over-ruled for offside by VAR and then halftime substitute Paul Pogba was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Keita, 15 minutes after coming on.


NO GOAL! Man Utd 0 - 5 Liverpool

53 mins: It’s chalked off! Manchester United are having no luck at all. Ronaldo was leaning offside, we’re taking inches here but the lines get drawn and the goal doesn’t count.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:45

GOAL! Man Utd 1 - 5 Liverpool (Ronaldo, 52’)⚽️

52 mins: They’ve got one back! Harry Maguire dinks the ball over the Liverpool backline and picks out Ronaldo. He brings the ball down in the box, shifts it around Alexander-Arnold and Konate then curls one into the far bottom corner. Lovely finish.

Hang on though, there’s a VAR check for a potential offside...

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:43

GOAL! Man Utd 0 - 5 Liverpool (Salah, 50’)⚽️

50 mins: It’s a hat-trick for Salah! Pogba is dispossessed in the middle of the pitch and Henderson drives into United’s half. He sends a great ball through the United defence with the outside of his right foot as Salah runs in behind Shaw. Salah collects the ball and guides it past De Gea. Ruthless.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:40

Man Utd 0 - 4 Liverpool

48 mins: Alexander-Arnold swings the set piece into the box and picks out Firmino who’s glancing header is sent wide of the back post.

Fernandes brings the ball into the midfield and gets clipped by Naby Keita. Pogba then tries to send Rashford in behind with an aerial pass but Konate gets up first to head the ball clear.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:40

Second half: Man Utd 0 - 4 Liverpool

Kick off: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes a change at half-time bringing on Paul Pogba in place of Mason Greenwood. Bruno Fernandes slides into a tackle on Curtis Jones and picks up a yellow card early in this second half. Liverpool win a free kick out on the right wing.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:36

Man Utd 0 - 4 Liverpool

This is the first time Manchester United have been behind by four goals at the end of the first half in a Premier League game.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:31

Salah’s breaking records

Mohamed Salah has now scored 106 goals in the Premier League, making him now the outright top African goalscorer in the competition’s history, surpassing Didier Drogba (104).

He’s also the first Liverpool player in the club’s history to score in three straight away appearances at Manchester United.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:29

Man Utd 0 - 4 Liverpool

Two for Mo Salah, one for Diogo Jota and one for Naby Keita. Liverpool are running rampant at OldTrafford. There’s not going to be a comeback from Man Utd today. It’s now a matter of how many Liverpool want to score.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:25

Half-time: Man Utd 0 - 4 Liverpool

45+6 mins: Liverpool are giving Manchester United an absolute spanking. It’s been embarrassing for the home side.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:22

GOAL! Man Utd 0 - 4 Liverpool (Salah, 45+5’)⚽️

45+5 mins: Salah’s does it again! Liverpool work the ball across the front of United’s box as easily as you like. United’s defence falls apart again chasing after the ball. Jota knocks it into the right side of the area where Salah is wide open. He slots it underneath De Gea and Liverpool have a fourth!

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:20

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