STATS: Where did it all go wrong for Alberto Moreno versus Manchester United?

Alberto Moreno playing for Sevilla

Alberto Moreno faced a tough afternoon against Manchester United on Sunday.

As far as poor performances go, Liverpool's Alberto Moreno had an afternoon to forget as his side fell to a 3-0 defeat against Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal bagged the bragging rights courtesy of a comprehensive victory at Old Trafford in Sunday's lunch-time kick-off. 

Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie were all on the scoresheet for the hosts, while Mario Balotelli came closest for Liverpool, rattling David de Gea's crossbar in the second half.

  Key PassesTotal PassesPass Accuracy (%)Won TacklesFoulsInterceptionClearancesBlocks
Alberto Moreno 2 29 72 4 2 1 0 0

Albert Moreno may have made a match-best six tackles, but his overall performance was nothing but disappointing. Playing at left-midfield in a 3-4-3 - an experiment that is unlikely to be trialled again - he struggled to get to grips with his opposition. 

His defensive ineptitude was highlighted as he found himself caught out on a number of occasions. He failed to make a single clearance or block, while weighing in with just one interception. His efforts saw him concede two fouls, for which he was lucky to avoid a caution. 

Moreno's lack of intelligence caused real problems for his side at times, and he really should have done more to cut out the danger during the build-up to Rooney’s opening goal.

Furthermore, under the pressure of the Red Devils' pressing, he completed a mere 72.5% of his attempted passes - by no means a convincing statistic for a player whose manager encourages a short, sharp passing game style.

He was able to fashion two key passes, but true to form, his team-mates were unable to convert their chances. Meanwhile, his one attempted cross was also misplaced. 

Following a tough afternoon he found himself substituted on the 67 minute mark. This concluded a disappointing display for the Spaniard, who had previously been heralded as one of Brendan Rodgers' more successful signings of the summer window. 

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