Manchester United suffered their worst defeat of the Premier League era on Sunday afternoon, being hammered 7-0 by arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield.

Manchester United suffered their worst defeat of the Premier League era on Sunday afternoon, being hammered 7-0 by arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield.

Less than 12 months on from their last battering at the hands of the Merseysiders, United were cut to shreds in a devastating second-half performance from the home side, conceding six times without reply. Cody Gakpo had given Liverpool a 1-0 half-time lead, but United, at the stage, were still in the contest after a respectable first-half showing.

However, goals from Darwin Nunez (2), Mohamed Salah (2), Roberto Firmino and a second from Gakpo meant that the Reds suffered their heaviest defeat in almost 100 years, leaving manager Erik ten Hag to try and make sense of a disastrous afternoon at the office. United’s second-half showing was nothing short of embarrassing and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways at the first available opportunity against Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Though their title hopes were already faint, defeat to Liverpool has ended any hopes the most ambitious United supporter would have had of the club achieving a famous quadruple this season. They remain third in the table, 14 points behind leaders Arsenal and nine short of Manchester City in second.

Like all United players on the pitch, Raphael Varane had a bad day at the office against Liverpool.

He was as ashamed as the rest of the squad with the 7-0 drubbing but he made sure his colleagues did one final act before leaving the field.

The defender was actually pictured in a fury after the final whistle at those who had tried to get out of doing it properly.

Charity Ref Support UK has called for Bruno Fernandes to be handed a lengthy ban for his coming-together with the assistant referee late on in United’s 7-0 defeat to Liverpool last night.

The frustrated midfielder appeared to push a hand in the back of the official after a decision was given against the visitors.

As per the Independent, Martin Cassidy – chief executive of Ref Support UK – said: “I think he’s got to be looking at at least a five-game ban.

“To get in contact with a match official is a serious offence and should be treated such way. I think that would be absolutely appropriate.

“There’s got to be a strong message here that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable at any level at all, and I hope the Football Association make that clear.”

MEN Sport’s Chief Manchester United writer Samuel Luckhurst points out that the squad can opt to go one of two ways after last night’s humiliation at Anfield.

Paul Scholes says he had sympathy with Bruno Fernandes and his frustrations during the 7-0 humiliation at Anfield yesterday.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, he outlined:

MEN Sport’s Senior Football Writer Tyrone Marshall has highlighted United’s transfer stance over Cody Gakpo after his brace against the club he was backed to join in January.

The Raine Group, the US bankers overseeing the takeover process of United, have reportedly indicated that the Glazers will prioritise full-scale buy bids.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani has submitted a 100 per cent bid while Sir Jim Ratcliffe has tabled an offer for the Glazers’ majority.

Two other US-based equity firms have been linked with entering the race albeit not a full takeover.

ESPN reports that the current owners will supposedly prioritise full-scale takeover bids rather any minority stake proposals.

This comes amid reports that both Sheikh al-Thani and Sir Jim have been invited for further talks as part of a second phase of bidding within the next fortnight.

David de Gea has taken to social media to deliver a three-sentence message to his teammates after United’s 7-0 humiliation to Liverpool last evening.

De Gea had conceded seven times in the last eight goals before the defeat, the biggest in the club’s history since 1931.

The goalkeeper has now publicly reacted to the abysmal loss.

Paul Scholes has cast doubt over whether Wout Weghorst will is at a good enough level to stay at United beyond his loan spell.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, he said:

United players reported back at Carrington for training for 9am this morning following yesterday’s 7-0 humiliation to Liverpool.

The squad was always due to arrive at this time regardless, with Erik ten Hag on site two hours beforehand.

The Reds are now looking ahead to Thursday ahead of the visit of Real Betis in the Europa League.

Look through our photo gallery on the players arriving for training here >>>

All of the Manchester United players reported for training by 9am after their humiliating 7-0 thrashing by Liverpool.

The United manager Erik ten Hag had already been on site for nearly two hours by the time the players had arrived.

United sources say the players were always scheduled to report for 9am for recovery sessions and a morning training session.

Luke Shaw admits he is ’embarrassed’ about United’s performance after losing 7-0 against Liverpool.

Erik ten Hag is confident Manchester United’s 7-0 thrashing by Liverpool was an aberration as they prepare to resume their Europa League campaign against Real Betis.

United were walloped 7-0 for the first time since Boxing Day in 1931 at Anfield, where Liverpool inflicted United’s worst defeat in the Premier League era. Liverpool have beaten United 7-0, 4-0 and 5-0 in three of their last four meetings.

United are looking to sell players this summer and Scott McTominay could be one who moves on.

Football Insider says Newcastle have shortlisted the Scotland international for a move at the end of the season.

Eddie Howe is aware of the lack of squad depth in central midfield and is reportedly a huge fan of McTominay.

Jurgen Klopp hailed the performance of his Liverpool team in their dismantling of United but admitted the 7-0 scoreline was a ‘freak result’.

Roy Keane blasted captain Bruno Fernandes and defender Luke Shaw as he gave his assessment of United’s display in their 7-0 thrashing at Liverpool.

United manager Erik ten Hag tore into his players following yesterday afternoon’s 7-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

United conceded six times in the second half without reply, marking their worst defeat in almost a century.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Ten Hag said:

United were beaten 7-0 by Liverpool at Anfield yesterday afternoon, marking one of the lowest points in the club’s history.

After finding themselves just 1-0 down at half-time, the Reds collapsed in dramatic fashion after the break, conceding six times without reply. Our man Samuel Luckhurst was inside Anfield and gave each player a mark out of 10. Here is a flavour of how he scored them:

David de Gea

Lisandro Martinez was in his eyeline for Cody Gakpo’s goal and his day just got worse from there. 1

Diogo Dalot

Came into the game after being admonished early on but his positioning was poor for the first goal and his afternoon got worse. 1

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