CONFIRMED Manchester United and Liverpool Lineups: No Martial, Milner Starts

"We should have taken Rashford off as well but we couldn't".

After days of anticipation and excitement, the match swiftly descended into farce in the first period, as Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Roberto Firmino and Jesse Lingard were all forced off injured, and the match struggled to recover from an entertainment perspective.

The United star was one of a number of casualties as Solskjaer was forced to use all three of his substitutes in the opening 42 minutes, the first time since 2015 that has happened in a Premier League game.

Manchester United battled to a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford and for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, it was one point gained against Liverpool.

Marcus Rashford suffered an ankle injury in an early challenge from Jordan Henderson but played the full 90 minutes after Solskjaer - who had lost Nemanja Matic in the build-up - ran out of replacements. "Three hamstrings in the first half?"

Solskjaer's United take on Liverpool on Sunday night in a game that could have massive implications on the title race.

Taking an attacking outlook, the Reds looked to push United back whenever possible, with Milner particularly high up the pitch as he doubled up on Luke Shaw with Mohamed Salah.

What does it mean? "The fans made up for it and Rashford's attitude made up for it also".

It would have been the flawless occasion for Salah to score his 50th Premier League goal for the Reds and become the fastest player to reach that milestone, but he endured a poor day, arguably one of his worst in a Liverpool shirt.

There have been moments in the last 29 years where the Reds have been contenders but have failed to get over the line, most recently when they were pipped by Manchester City in 2013-14.

'City had that big week where points could be dropped.

"We played with 10 and a half men", he added.

David de Gea says that Manchester United against Liverpool is "the biggest game in England".

  • Rosalie Stanley