Manchester United fans have hit out at both Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes for the roles they played in their side conceding two goals in the early minutes of Sunday's clash. Two poor decisions made by the pair resulted in Naby Keita and Diogo Jota scoring two goals in a space of eight minutes. The highly anticipated match-up started off with the best chance falling the way of the host.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side created the goalscoring opportunity out of nothing through a swift counter-attacking move. However, nothing came out of the final ball which fell in the path of Bruno Fernandes, with the Portuguese playmaker opting to go for goal despite having a number of his teammates in the penalty box.
Shortly after, Liverpool fashioned their own chance out of United's missed opportunity as Mohamed Salah will subsequently set up Naby Keita for the opening goal of the game in the fifth minute. Eight minutes later, Trent-Alexander-Arnold assisted Diogo Jota for the visitor's second following a defensive blunder by Harry Maguire.
Below are a few reactions by fans on Twitter:
Maguire plodding again. Mass exodus. Time will how many resurface for the second-half. United are a horrendously coached team. No identity and no idea. Change is needed. #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 24, 2021
Nothing represents the mediocre Ole era like Captain Maguire— kenna (@kennagq) October 24, 2021
Most chances in the EPL amd CL— Muhammad (@mrr_solo) October 24, 2021
Bruno Fernandes is the most overrated player on the planet
My goat no dey hide for big game
How much is Harry Maguire worth? pic.twitter.com/tONu37Hrki— EPL Bible (@EPLBible) October 24, 2021
When is Bruno Fernandes apology epistle coming up?— Smug (@El_phil1) October 24, 2021
Maguire and Shaw have effectively relinquished their world-class status this season. The mentality of getting yourself up for England at a major tournament only to then be hungover for months on end is criminal for a Man United player. #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 24, 2021
Literally knew we were gonna lose this game the moment Bruno Fernandes missed that sitter, started running around like a chicken 1 min later, the team pressed like clueless donkeys, and salah got through so easily and laid Keita off— ''Trust The Process'' (@OIeOutPlease) October 24, 2021
No bruno hate. just sensed the loss#OleOut
Bruno fernandes overrated player— ANTHONY NNAEMEKA (@FINECEE11) October 24, 2021
As Manchester fan you are not among one of the best mid fielders
I always don't believe in you
We had opportunity to lead this game in the early stage but you wasted it,get 2 assist and miss 20