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Man United SLAMMED for not being “a proper team” in Liverpool legend rant



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Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has berated the Manchester United team, despite United remaining unbeaten in the three meetings between the sides this season.

Thompson, who backed Liverpool to win 3-2 and Darwin Nunez to have a shot on target was wrong on both counts, with the Merseyside outfit instead needing a late penalty to even claim a point against the Red Devils.

With United leading 2-1 thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo, it was only a Mohammed Salah penalty that brought Liverpool level.

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Whilst no one would argue United were near their best, the fact of the matter is Erik ten Hag’s side will now remain unbeaten against Jurgen Klopp’s this campaign.

Thompson, 70, spent almost his entire career at Liverpool, playing in a side through the 70s and 80s that won twenty-three major honours, including seven league championships.

During this period, United spent several seasons in a lull, including being relegated in 1974.

Despite this and the results of this season, Thompson still went on to state that the gap in quality has never been greater than it is now.

“The gulf between individuals, the players, the mentality, the physique, the knowledge. The gulf between the two sides has never been greater,” Thompson told LFC TV. “They’ve got away with one today. They were fortunate, it is a chance missed by us.

“You look at them and say, ‘Wow, they are still not a proper team’. You get carried away about getting that draw; you’ve got real problems, and that has been the problem because they think they are better than what they are.”

Regardless of Thompson’s claims, United have lost just once to Liverpool in their last five meetings, with the Red Devils coming out on top on two occasions in that time.

Additionally, United’s performance against Liverpool was enough to remove them from the top spot in the Premier League for the time being.