Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué lying on the floor during the Spanish League game against Real Madrid, on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in Barcelona.  (AP Photo / Joan Monfort)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) – The moments that saw Manchester United’s humiliation at the hands of Liverpool were abundant.

When Mohamed Salah completed a hat trick in 12 minutes. Perhaps when defender Andy Robertson started yelling at his Liverpool teammates to keep attacking when they won with the final 5-0.

Also the image of an irritated Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford executive box as he witnessed a team that was pitiful and which he once led to the top. Beside him, Kenny Dalglish – his nemesis on the Liverpool bench – was beaming.

The stadium stands began to empty long before the end this Sunday. United fans had already expressed their displeasure, booing the players after the first half.

When Paul Pogba – United’s only variant to go down 4-0 at halftime for the first time in a Premier League game – was sent off by an iron with half an hour to play, the crowd retired in droves to an epic humiliation.

Inside, the only chants were from the sector where the Liverpool supporters were, mostly mocking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It remains to be seen how much United’s patience can endure for a coach who has a team that has invested more than 500 million dollars in three years but who looks light years away from achieving the first Premier championship since Ferguson’s retirement after conquering the 13th.

Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué lying on the floor during the Spanish League game against Real Madrid, on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in Barcelona. (AP Photo / Joan Monfort)

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