Graeme Souness has told Manchester United that they need help after they were easily beaten by Liverpool at Old Trafford.
An afternoon to forget for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, United found themselves 4-0 down inside 45 minutes.
Liverpool added a fifth five minutes after the break as United finished the game with 10-men after Paul Pogba was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Naby Keita.
Solskjaer headed into Sunday’s game under immense pressure after a string of bad results and the proceeding 90 minutes would have done little to help his argument of staying in the Old Trafford dugout long term.
Souness, a former Liverpool player and now a pundit, said that the United players are no longer reacting to the message from the coaches after being thoroughly outplayed from the first minute to the last and believes that something has got to change.
“The communication is not there,” Souness told Sky Sports after the game. “The players aren’t taking the message on.
“You can’t, as a United supporter, think we’ll plough on and see where it takes us. I’m more than happy to say this is arguably the biggest football club in the world but they need help.
“Whatever message they’re trying to get across is not working.”
United and Bruno Fernandes spurned a glorious chance to take the lead minutes into the game and were punished almost immediately when Keita put the visitors a goal up inside five minutes.
The lead was doubled eight minutes later when Diogo Jota tapped into an empty net and the game was over when Mohamed Salah helped himself to two goals just before the break.
Salah completed his hat-trick five minutes after the break and Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal ruled out for offside after VAR intervened.
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