Graeme Souness delivers brutal ‘coaching session’ putdown to Man Utd stars

Graeme Souness issued a brutal “training session” verdict on Manchester United throughout their FA Cup tie towards Liverpool.

Erik ten Hag’s facet made a dream begin when Scott McTominay pressured the ball residence from shut vary, however Liverpool grew into the competition and turned the tie round within the run-up to half-time.

Wataru Edno had already seen a objective dominated out for offside earlier than Alexis Mac Allister fired residence on 44 minutes. Liverpool then hit the entrance in first half added time when, after a surprising one-handed save from Andre Onana, Mohamed Salah scored from the rebound.

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Souness’s previous sparring companion Roy Keane was usually scathing about his former facet’s lack of aggression, Marcus Rashford particularly. He fumed: “We’ve said this about Manchester United all season, they need a defensive midfielder, it’s game management.

“[Marcus] Rashford, my god. Just be aggressive [in the build-up to Liverpool’s first]. For United to try and play out of the back at half-time is criminal. Just go in at 1-1. It’s game management. Liverpool have done very little, but it’s been far too easy for them.”

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The build-up to Liverpool's equaliser saw Manchester United accused of a lack of aggression
The build-up to Liverpool’s equaliser noticed Manchester United accused of a scarcity of aggression

Souness waded in too. In a damning evaluation of Ten Hag’s facet, he opined: “It’s a bit like it’s a training session for some of them.”

The Scot wasn’t precisely stuffed with reward for his former membership both, with Liverpool on the again foot within the early levels and United being rewarded by McTominay’s Tenth-minute objective.

Graeme Souness
Graeme Souness gave a withering evaluation of Manchester United’s work-rate towards Liverpool

The Scot mentioned: “Liverpool give away a quick free-kick for the first goal, they need to stop them doing it. [Jarell] Quansah gets caught ball-watching, no attempt to cover [Alejandro] Garnacho.

“A lack of concentration, but Endo doesn’t cover himself in glory either. United thoroughly deserved the goal at that point.” Despite United’s lack of aggression within the first half, they confirmed loads of struggle late on within the second and equalised by Antony to ship the sport to further time.