Manchester United exploded out of the blocks at Anfield and silenced the famous Kop atmosphere with their early dominance of proceedings.
Marouane Fellaini was his rejuvenated self, bossing the Liverpool defence with his aerial presence and the Red Devils midfield was enjoying a lot of possession as they looked to pick their way through Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The breakthrough came thanks to a well taken goal from Juan Mata after Ander Herrera’s fine eye split the Liverpool backline, allowing the former Chelsea man to run through and coolly slot past Simon Mignolet.
Since the goal, Liverpool have gone close with a dipping volley from star striker Daniel Sturridge, however, United are still enjoying a lot of possession and, without saying which end it will come, there’s another goal in this before half-time.
Anyway, as always, Twitter reacted wonderfully to Juan Mata’s opener! Us football fans are an amusingly, funny bunch, aren’t we?!
Quality finish from Mata. Always said he shoulda played.
— Krunal Raval (@KrunalRaval14) March 22, 2015
Brilliant by Mata. It wasn’t an easy goal. Love his technique. Experienced.
— Khairunnisa Syahfa (@ichasyahfa) March 22, 2015
— Red Brigade. (@RedBrigade_MUFC) March 22, 2015
@ManUtd , Marvelous goal Mata keep it up boys.
— Jonathan Abrahams (@jonatha23841072) March 22, 2015
Superb goal by juan mata.
— Mohd Hafiz (@hafizhaja90) March 22, 2015
Mata celebrates his goal. Get in! pic.twitter.com/KsKZBhW09X
— MUFC Fans Corner (@MUFCFansCorner) March 22, 2015
This is a great start, what a goal from Mata! Come on United! #LFCvMUFC
— Going to #DL2015 ® (@JackWard19XX) March 22, 2015