Robbie Savage has taken to social networking site Twitter to hail Manchester United’s performance against Liverpool this afternoon.
The Red Devils got the better of Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield in what proved to be a hugely entertaining Premier League encounter.
United took the lead through Spain international midfielder Juan Mata in the 14th minute when he shot home from close range after being released by compatriot Ander Herrera.
Steven Gerrard came on for Liverpool at half time, but he was dismissed within seconds for a bad foul on Herrera.
Louis van Gaal’s side took advantage of their numerical superiority and doubled their advantage just before the hour mark, when Mata volleyed in with his left foot following an Angel di Maria pass.
Daniel Sturridge halved the deficit for Liverpool in the 69th minute, but United saw out the rest of the game and even had Wayne Rooney’s injury-time penalty saved.
Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Savage was watching the game, and he was hugely impressed with the performance of United.
The former Wales international posted the following message on Twitter before Liverpool’s goal.
Utd been magnificent today simple— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) March 22, 2015
After the game, Savage wrote this on Twitter:
Utd dominated liverpool at anfield 60% possesion limited Liverpool to one shot on target which was goal, brilliant performance !— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) March 22, 2015
United did deserve to win the Premier League encounter, although the sending-off of Gerrard in the opening minute of the second half helped them a bit.
The Red Devils had 58% of the possession, six shots of which four were on target, and three corners.
Van Gaal’s side completed 61% of the passes in the opposition half and had a pass accuracy of 82%.
In contrast, Liverpool had the ball just 42% of the time, took seven shots of which only one was on target, and two corners.
The Merseyside outfit ended the game with a pass accuracy of 75% and completed only 49% of the passes in United’s half.
United are now five points clear of Liverpool in fourth place in the Premier League table.