Manchester United didn’t see it coming. After taking early lead in the home match against Tottenham Hotspur, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side conceded four and saw Antony Martial sent off by the end of the first half. Two more goals in the second half completed the Red Devils’ humiliation as former United boss Jose Mourinho tried hard to hide his smirk in the opposition dugout.
Meanwhile, Premier League champion Liverpool was stunned by a ferocious Aston Villa attack which scored seven and often looked to score more. The two-goal response from the Reds was never going to suffice leaving Jurgen Klopp grim on the sidelines.
Old problem returns to haunt Liverpool
It would be foolish to read too much into one, astonishing, defeat for Liverpool but Sunday’s 7-2 hammering at Aston Villa did see, temporarily at least, the return of one old problem for Jurgen Klopp.
With goalkeeper Alisson ruled…