Manchester United have gotten their heaviest defeat since Boxing Day 1931 after being defeated 7-0 by Liverpool today, March 5.
Gakpo put the Reds in front moments before half-time, cutting in from the left and curling into the far corner of David de Gea’s net. United needed a response at the start of the second half, but instead it was the host who struck quickly as Darwin Nunez scored a scrappy second.
Just as the visitors prepared to mount a comeback, it was three as Gakpo’s deft finish rounded off a fluid counter-attack. It was already a hammering, but two goals from Mohamed Salah and another goal from Nunez put the cherry on top of the cake before Roberto Firmino added a seventh.
It is Liverpool’s biggest ever win against United, breaking a record which had stood for more than a century. Liverpool beat United 7-1 on October 12, 1895, but now there is a new high point.
It is also the first time the Red Devils have lost by seven goals in any competition since that loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers more than 90 years ago.
While Salah’s first goal in the match placed him level with club legend Robbie Fowler in the record scorer list, he went on to break record when he scored again to take his tally up to 129.
Salah has now scored 11 goals across his last six appearances against the Old Trafford club as he struck twice in a historic 7-0 win at Anfield.