United returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a narrow 1-0 triumph over Liverpool away from home at Anfield.
Wayne Rooney’s goal in the 78th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Former Tottenham striker Lineker was following the game, and he stated on Twitter that the victory was massive for both United and Louis van Gaal.
Ex-United striker Andy Cole was also following the match, and he was pleased with the final result.
Big win for Manchester United. Huge win for Louis van Gaal.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 17, 2016
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Anfield, hosts Liverpool had 53% of the possession, took 19 shots of which only four were on target, and earned five corners.
Visitors United had 47% of the possession, took seven shots of which only one was on target, and earned four corners.
Van Gaal’s side are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 37 points from 22 matches, just two points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League spot.