SAME XI TOLD TO MAKE AMENDS
TEN HAG’S decision to name an unchanged line-up sent a clear message to the players who capitulated so disastrously at Anfield: you got us into this mess, now get us out of it. ‘Of course they get the opportunity for rehabilitation,’ said the United manager before kick-off. Ten Hag, who emerged from the tunnel wearing a beanie hat when a tin helmet might have felt more appropriate, added in his match programme notes: ‘It is not acceptable for Manchester United to lose in that fashion to any team, and especially not to Liverpool. The players have been left in no doubt that we cannot tolerate what we saw in the second half on Sunday.’
CLAUDIO BRAVO endured a difficult time at Manchester City after Pep Guardiola signed him to replace Joe Hart in the summer of 2016.
The Chilean’s return to the North West did not go much better, as he was beaten four times at Old Trafford on a night to forget.