Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Rashford double helps Man United topple Liverpool

Rashford double helps Man United topple Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp felt his side were denied a late match-saving penalty at Old Trafford but accepted that defensive errors had also cost his side.

"I would argue that if Klopp's Liverpool team were a little more streetwise, they would have got at least a draw out of the game, but they are too honest for their own good at times".

"Before the two goals, after the two goals, I thought we were dominant".

Liverpool found themselves two goals down at half-time after two goal-kicks that were won superbly by Romelu Lukaku were twice punished by Rashford.

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"I try to give the best to the kid", said Mourinho, responding to Frank De Boer's criticism of his handling of Rashford.

With Marouane Fellaini rejecting a new contract at United and Michael Carrick retiring at the end of the season, it would be understandable for Mourinho to look for reinforcements in the midfield.

They have produced an XI of stars who received the highest scores in the Premier League over the weekend.

I thought it was unusual playing Firmino in midweek as he looks exhausted now and while he might start nice and sharp, I think his impact will have lessened.

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Of all the sides remaining in the competition, it is possible that the English giants could be either drawn against each other in the last eight or any team out of Real Madrid, Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk, AS Roma, Manchester United, Sevilla, Chelsea & Barcelona or Bayern Munich Besiktas.

The key man will be Manchester United's most important player all season, De Gea.

'How can I be frustrated if don't create a lot of chances against a world-class team like United, ' he said.

"If he has one or two not good games, he puts him out".

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I think he's a bit fed up with all of the suggestions that he can't deliver in the big games but I think it has something which has been caused by something out of his control - Manchester United's tactics against the top six.

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