Twitter Enters Meltdown Mode as, You Guessed it, VAR Steals the Man Utd-Liverpool Limelight


​That was a bit breathless, wasn't it?

In case you haven't been paying attention, one of the biggest derbies in world football was played out at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Manchester United hosting Liverpool. And it wasn't without incident.

So what happened?

Well, we got our first bit of major drama around the 36th minute, when United took the lead through Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils turned over possession with what looked like a foul from Victor Lindelof on Divock Origi, only for referee Martin Atkinson to allow play to continue, United moving the ball quickly before Daniel James crossed brilliantly for Rashford to tap in for the game's opener.

Foul? No foul? Was it a clear and obvious error?

Well, there are a few opinions floating around in the Twitterverse...

​​Well, if those in the control room were feeling somewhat generous in giving that goal, they didn't show that beneficence when Liverpool stuck the ball in United's net. 

Sadio Mane was played in, but was adjudged to have controlled the ball with his hand before striking past David de Gea.

Queue some outrage online, although most agreed the right decision was made.

In the end, ​United couldn't quite hold on for what would have been a morale boosting win, even though the performance has undoubtedly raised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's spirits after a wretched few months.

Liverpool's equaliser came from an unlikely source, as substitute Adam Lallana popped up unmarked at the back stick to tap in Andy Robertson's cross. The winning streak may have stopped at 17 consecutive Premier League victories, but the unbeaten run lives on.

Their lead at the top of the table has been cut to six, thanks to Manchester City's victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday. The better news is that they play Tottenham in their next domestic game. That one's got 6-0 written all over it, and not in Spurs' favour.

As for United, who knows what they're capable of now. They've drawn with the Premier League's best team so far this season, so at the bare minimum should be looking to challenge for the title, even if they are 15 points off the summit. Right? Right.