United 1, Liverpool 0 Halftime News and Notes: Rashford, Mane, Salah, Rooney


Some interesting news and notes, nuggets and tidbits from halftime of the big rivalry clash today at Old Trafford. At the break we currently sit with a score of Manchester United 1, Liverpool 0. For the first edition of our news and notes, nuggets and tidbits, go to this link.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in the 36′ Here is the video footage of that goal:

Rashford’s goal should have been disallowed though due to the foul committed by United central defender Victor Lindelof on Liverpool forward Divock Origi. Sadio Mane would later equalize for the visitors, or so he thought. He scoring strike was rightly revoked due to a handball being committed.

So VAR got one right and one wrong so far in this one.

You can understand why Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who has yet to bring his Reds to Old Trafford and emerge victorious, is fuming right now.

Liverpool are definitely missing Mohamed Salah big time right now. The Egyptian magician has scored against 21 of the 24 Premier League teams that he’s faced, for a total of 58 PL goals. United are one of the three that he has not scored against, and he’ll obviously have to wait for the rematch to get his chance.

Rashford has scored three times in those meetings.

Finally, across the pond, the Major League Soccer chapter in the book of Wayne Rooney’s career has come to an end, in awful fashion. The United and England legend played his final game in a D.C. United shirt, as his side were thrashed 5-1 by Toronto FC, and thus eliminated from the MLS Cup playoffs.

wayne rooney

Rooney has had no issues burning bridges behind him on the way out, publicly trashing many aspects of MLS these past couple months. He’ll now transition to a player-manager role with Derby County in the championship.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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