Liverpool 1 -0 Manchester United: The better United GIF Moments
So David Moyes and Manchester United suffered their 1st defeat of the new Premier League season with a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to bitter rivals Liverpool.
United stuck with the same side that faced Chelsea but replaced the injured Wayne Rooney with Ashley Young.
Liverpool took an early lead after some sloppy United play and marking from the resulting corner. Liverpool rarely threatened David de Gea for the rest of the game but United failed to really dominate the hosts and thus failed really excerpt enough pressure to force some goal mouth action.
2 blanks and 1 point from games against Chelsea and Liverpool is a disappointing start and gives Moyes plenty to work on as he looks to settle on a settled formation/tactic.
There were some moments to enjoy again (forget the score). Here are my GIFs of the game…
1. Robin van Persie Chest Pass
A long goal kicked from David de Gea heads towards Van Persie who uses his strength to position himself before executing a perfect chest pass back to Ryan Giggs.
2. Ryan Giggs Touches
Its a been a tough start to the season for Player/Coach Giggs who after a bright spell last season has continued his indifferent form. On the edge of games and sloppy in possession its not the Giggs we know and love. He is covering a position in the team that fans want to see excitement in the likes of Kagawa or even youngsters such as Lingard and Januzaj.
But as they say, class is permanent and Ryan Giggs will no doubt still be able produce moments of class in 10 years time. These 2 touches highlight it perfectly.
3. David de Gea Sweeper Keeper
Everyone loves the sight of a goal keeper rushing out of his box to make a clearance though probably more so if you are the attacking team just praying it gives one of your players the chance to smash a half way line volley back over his head!
It is slightly different when your keeper is David de Gea though who is calm under pressure with brilliant feet.
4. Nemanja Vidic Header
A high dropping ball is like a red rag to a bull for our Skipper as he jumps through the Liverpool player to smash a header back in the direction it came!
5. Ashley Young Backheel
Ashley Young does well to get control of the ball before playing a nice backheel to release the ball back to onrushing Danny Welbeck
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