Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool: Six straight wins for van Gaal's side

Manchester United 3 - 0 Liverpool

  • 12" Wayne Rooney
  • 40" Juan Mata
  • 71" Robin van Persie

Ref: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 75,331

Old Trafford 2

Manchester United defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday to make it six consecutive  victories.

Louis van Gaal's side are on a run that others may now find difficult to stop, with luck also on their side during their latest encounter.

Wayne Rooney put United ahead in the 12th minute before Juan Mata scored from an offside position five minutes before the interval.

That strike ensured United went in with their tails up and proved a decisive blow for a Liverpool side still smarting from their Champions League exit last week.

Mario Balotelli was introduced after half-time but the £16million man could not change the game and Robin van Persie ended the match as a contest with 19 minutes to play.

The result means United climbed to within five points of reigning champions Manchester City in second while Liverpool slipped to 10th.

Statistics

Manchester United

Liverpool

Possession

54.7%
45.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Jonny Evans
  • Phil Jones
  • Michael Carrick
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Ashley Young
  • Juan Mata
  • James Wilson
  • Robin van Persie

Substitutes

  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Falcao
  • Ander Herrera
  • Tyler Blackett
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Patrick McNair
  • Darren Fletcher

Liverpool

  • Bradley Jones
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Glen Johnson
  • Joe Allen
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Adam Lallana
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Raheem Sterling

Substitutes

  • Mario Balotelli
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Simon Mignolet
  • Lazar Markovic
  • Emre Can
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Kolo Touré

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