Manchester United claimed their victory at Old Trafford against Liverpool earlier today. The away side were better in performance than the home, however, in the end goals are considered only. Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie scored the three goals which gave them the vital three points.
Below are the three things we learned for this Premier League fixture.
Brendan Rodgers' made another lineup mistake
It was already on the media that Lucas Leiva should start this game as the Brazilian is in solid form. But the boss decided him to bench him rather than utilize his form in an away game. Another mistake was giving Brad Jones a chance. Yes, Simon Mignolet is in poor form this season, but Jones has not enough quality to start such game in the Premier League.
Manchester United's wingers were excellent
Louis van Gaal played with his favourite formation 3-5-2 after a long time at Old Trafford. Last time, he deployed this formation at Old Trafford was against Swansea City, the first Premier League game. Both the wingers Antonio Valencia and Ashely Young were good offensively, they created the chances from their flanks for their striker. This formation can prove to be a bomb if the wingers give the same performance in future.
Steven Gerrard is not a defensive midfielder
Media highlighted Ronney’s first goal as a mistake of Philippe Coutinho who did not track his run. However, he is an attacking midfielder and it wasn’t his responsibility. Gerrard should have tracked that run of the Englishman but the LFC’s skipper was just watching United’s move.
Columnist: Stevan Jones