‘Dock Points’ – Liverpool Supporters Are Furious After United’s Loss vs Leicester

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts.

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Manchester United effectively granted Manchester City their Premier League title when they lost 2-1 to Leicester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The Red Devils did look like they would come back yet again after going down a goal when Mason Greenwood equalized Luke Thomas’ early effort. However, that was not to be when Caglar Soyuncu’s header ensured that the Foxes would take home all three points and United were mathematically incapable of catching up to City.

While it was certainly a loss felt by United given that yet again their rivals have clinched the title that they traditionally had a hold over, the pathos was also felt by Liverpool supporters and for intriguing reasons.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær elected to field a relatively weaker lineup for this game after the strong team that won away to Aston Villa on Sunday. This was largely to avoid fatigue given that Harry Maguire had already picked up an injury and Liverpool awaited them in less than two days.


Three Positives To Take From Manchester United’s Loss Against Leicester

As such, the likes of Brandon Williams and Donny van de Beek got their rare start while youngsters Axel Tuanzebe and Mason Greenwood manned important areas. Further still, the likes of Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga were given debut Premier League starts on each flank.

The loss did hit hard, but it also meant that Leicester City got a strong hold on that third-place in the Premier League table. This certainly impacts Liverpool who are desperate for a Champions League spot and will have to fend with the likes of Chelsea and West Ham United for that final slot.

As such, many Liverpool fans took to Twitter to blame Solskjær and company, even going as far as to claim that this was done on purpose so as to ensure that they would not attain Champions League football for next season.

Of course, Solskjær had already predicted that something of this sort would occur when the congested fixture list was first announced and as such took anticipatory bail.

All in all, if United do beat Liverpool in their next meeting, it will certainly be an intriguing affair, with the Merseyside Reds reduced to competing for the Europa Conference League position instead.