Manchester United still waiting for Sanchez to shine

Manchester United still waiting for Sanchez to shine

The reverse fixture at Anfield had ended in a drab scoreless draw but the game at Old Trafford came to life in just the first quarter of an hour as Marcus Rashford did extremely well to get past Trent Alexander-Arnold to slot his strike past Loris Karius and put Jose Mourinho's men 1-0 ahead.

To Liverpool's credit, they were good value for a goal in the second half and it did come off the slicing left foot of Eric Bailly, but United coped well with soaking up the pressure, as they are wont to do.

"The manager doesn't have to (speak to me)", the 20-year-old told the club's website.

Sanchez was signed in a swap deal that reportedly made him the Premier League's best-paid player but the Chile worldwide has scored just one goal in eight United appearances, well below his career strike rate.

United's record signing Pogba has been criticised for his performances this season and Mourinho benched the 24-year-old for their goalless draw at Sevilla in the first leg last month.

"We managed to score two very quick goals thanks to Marcus Rashford", the Serbia midfielder said.

In the end Liverpool lost the match to their biggest rivals because they were mostly second best throughout the ninety minutes.

Supporters flocked towards the directors box chanting "sack the board" at co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold, while another ran onto the field to grab the corner flag.

Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet twice for Real Madrid to help them to a 2-1 win over Eibar in a tightly-fought encounter that the minnows nearly secured a point from before being undone by an 84th minute victor from the Portuguese maestro.

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"No. That's something that we can develop and we're going to develop with time, with experience and living these experiences together", said the manager.

"United had done the main part of the job in the first half and then finished it off in the second".

United beat Liverpool 2-1 to go five points clear of third-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table - with only 8 games remaining.

"We have to defend these situations better".

"With Romelu Lukaku, he can win the headers sometimes - we did it afterwards [won the headers], but in these two situations we didn't".

In the marquee clash of the weekend in England, Liverpool travelled to Manchester United in the latest round of their fierce rivalry.

Liverpool FC have netted 65 times in the current campaign, but the Reds have conceded 32 times in 28 games in the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion's woes continued as they slipped to a 4-1 home defeat by Leicester City. Against Tottenham as well, while winning four out of six possible points against Liverpool.

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