Manchester United hit a new low as League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town took to mocking them following their battering by Liverpool.

United were embarrassed by their rivals on Tuesday night as they lost 4-0 at Anfield, to go along with the 5-0 shallacking they were given at Old Trafford earlier in the season.

It was the latest blow in a long season of them for the Manchester side, coming days after they looked to have got back in the race for the top four.

For much of the game Ralf Rangnick’s side didn’t look anywhere close to even laying a glove on their opponents, not even managing a single shot in the first half.

One United fan tweeted to say that the team were ‘looking like Shrewsbury,’ but the League One club hit back, reminding them that the Shrews at least scored when they visited Anfield earlier this year.

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Steve Cotterill’s side faced Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple chasers in the FA Cup third round in January, and even managed to take the lead.

Daniel Udoh scored the opener in the 27th minute, hinting the shock of the round might have been on, before the Reds scored four, although it took until the 78th minute for their third to really bring an end to the tie.

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United didn’t get the luxury of waiting that long and the match seemed pretty much over as early as conceding the second to Mohamed Salah in the 22nd minute, an outrageous team move.

They improved slightly after half time but their best opportunity came from back-to-back tame efforts from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga, when the linesman incorrectly raised his flag for offside.

Manchester United players dejected after Salah’s goal. Image: PA Images

They ended up with just 28% of possession in the match and had just the one shot on target for 90 minutes, which was even worse statistics than when they were battered by Manchester City in March.

United legend Roy Keane ripped into the team on Sky Sports after full time, saying, “It’s so sad watching this team. You look at United today… there was no heart today, no soul, no leaders, they lacked real quality.

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“They are so far off. There’s no surprise the scoreline. You just felt Liverpool could score any time they went forward.

“There’s disarray at the club. The fans have no time for the owners. They need a new manager. They need players in, they need players out.

“It’s so sad to see. It’s not the club I played for. It doesn’t reflect what United stood for when I played. It’s chalk and cheese. I don’t see United players out there playing for pride. It’s a really, really sad night.”

Featured Image Credit: PA

 

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