PREMIER LEAGUE: MANCHESTER UTD vs LIVERPOOL
KICK OFF: 3:05pm
Loony was waiting for this one more than any other and was still full of enthusiasm. Liverpool play Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League. And I have to admit as soon as the first images appeared on TV, I started getting excited too!
The atmosphere at Old Trafford was electric! The crowd was loud and the whole Stadium was buzzing. I haven’t seen Old Trafford so hyped up in a while. Definitely not this much. Big thumbs up here go to the Man Utd fans for creating such a wonderful atmosphere!
Hype. Yes there was big hype and huge expectations for this one. It’s two of the biggest teams in Europe after all, with a long lasting and fierce sporting rivalry.
Hype, which in no uncertain terms, was not lived up to. An intense old-school-type football match bleak in entertainment. The only thing of note was the abnormal number of players falling to injury in the first half with four players having to be substituted off!
A boring 0-0. I swear I caught Loony dozing off a couple of times. Hard to stay awake. Disappointing.
MOHAMED SALAH – A DAVID COPPERFIELD PERFORMANCE 3/10
He is usually one not to be missed on the football pitch. Not only for his Afro flopping around but also for his trademark runs and dribbles and top performances that have made him the most loved Egyptian on the planet. He was definitely one of the most anticipated players for this clash but was nowhere to be found. A vanishing performance ala David Copperfield!
Even John is still looking for him…
ROMELU LUKAKU – PROPOSITIVE 6/10
Loony is not usually the biggest fan of the Belgian centre forward. In Loony’s words, “If I was as big and as strong I would be better than Ronaldo!”
“If I was as big and as strong I would be better than Ronaldo!”
However, Loony picked Lukaku as the best player for United. Not that he had an amazing game, far from it. But the only two dangerous crosses in the whole match came from Lukaku’s feet. Opening up himself on the flanks to receive the ball and sacrificing himself for the team. Positive approach.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER – THE EFFECT 8/10
As far as the coaching battle goes no one really won this one and the goalless draw is only a further proof of this. However, the draw hurts Liverpool more in their fight for the title. On the other hand the spirits at United are sky high since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the entire atmosphere around the club changing drastically following the torrid times under Jose Mourinho.
If it was up to me and Loony we would have signed the man on a full time basis already!
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