Salah on target
Solskjaer’s men are of course currently locked in FA Cup action, in the tie of the competition’s 4th-round.
The Red Devils welcomed Liverpool to Anfield, for a highly-anticipated showdown between English football’s two most historic clubs.
The clash of course marks the 2nd between the sides in the space of the last week, with a Premier League meeting last Sunday having eventually played out into an altogether drab 0-0 stalemate.
This evening, though, it has not taken at all long for the net to bulge at Old Trafford.
Liverpool currently lead their hosts by a goal to nil, after Roberto Firmino’s defence-splitting pass was expertly dinked beyond the onrushing Dean Henderson by Mohamed Salah:
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 24, 2021
Maguire ever present
Manchester United’s deficit as things stand, meanwhile, comes despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having opted for a near-full strength XI this evening.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford were all utilised from the off at Old Trafford.
As outlined above, though, it is the inclusion of another member of the hosts’ line-up which has since given rise to an altogether remarkable statistic.
As revealed ahead of kick-off, Harry Maguire’s start tonight represents his 93rd for club and country since the beginning of last season, a frankly staggering workload for one player to have taken on:
Today is Harry Maguire’s 93rd start for club or country since the start of last season. A monstrous workload.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 24, 2021
*Update* – Manchester United have since drawn level versus Liverpool, courtesy of a fine finish from Mason Greenwood.
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