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“Magnificent…” – Three Man United stars praised after 2-2 draw vs Liverpool



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Three Manchester United players have been praised following the club’s 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds were close to securing three points against their rivals in the Premier League clash but conceded a late penalty, leading to the spoils being shared.

Despite a poor first-half display, Erik ten Hag’s side impressed in the second half of the game, and three players stood out for club legend Rio Ferdinand.

The former centre-back believed the defensive pairing of Willy Kambwala and Harry Maguire stood out for Ten Hag’s side against Liverpool.

Kambwala, 19, was brought into the side for the first time since his Premier League debut in December. He excelled against Darwin Nunez and had a solid game overall.

Ferdinand also highlighted Diogo Dalot as a standout performer, with the Portuguese returning to form after a blip against Chelsea on Thursday.

“Harry Maguire and Willy at centre-half, two brilliant performances, I thought even though we did give up a lot of chances, the reason was we were so easy to play through. Dalot, I thought, was exceptional at times as well,” Ferdinand told FIVE.

“For a young centre-back in a game with a real fiery atmosphere, for him to come in and put in a performance like that, I thought he was magnificent today.

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“What I liked about him he was he was making the tackle, getting up, getting the crowd involved, the emotion. You could see he understood, I really liked [it].”

There was one moment where it seemed like Kambwala allowed his inexperience to get the better of him. A defensive mistake provided Nunez with acres of space to run towards André Onana’s goal.

However, the 19-year-old miraculously recovered to deny Nunez the chance to shoot. He immediately turned to the United supporters behind the goal and bashed their chest. The fans responded.

Asked for his man of the match for the clash, Ferdinand responded: “100 per cent Kambwala. Done his thing, full of passion.”