Manchester United star Jesse Lingard appeared to bite back at fans who voiced their discontent with the Red Devils performance against Liverpool.
Old Trafford played host to a humiliating afternoon for United, who lost 5-0 and were trailing by four at the half-time interval.
At some point in the first-half, fans appeared to make their feelings known to Lingard, who was warming up near the corner flag as a substitute.
It can’t be heard what was shouted at Lingard but the midfielder appears to respond by saying: “I’m not on the pitch.”
Lingard clearly felt he wasn’t to blame for United’s shocking start to the game.
Paul Pogba, who was warming up next to Lingard in the clip, did come on but didn’t last long.
After his half-time introduction, the Frenchman was soon sent for an early bath after a late challenge on Naby Keita.
Keita opened the scoring after just five minutes, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defence nowhere to be seen.
Diogo Jota got in on the act less than 10 minutes later.
And Salah joined the party with two goals before half-time, with United players and Solskjaer booed off at half-time.
Lingard getting abuse, replies with ‘I’m not on the pitch’. Turned toxic in here. pic.twitter.com/cRFrY3BN1S
— Gaz (@CantonaManc) October 24, 2021
The Egyptian netted his third goal after the break, becoming the second Liverpool player to score a hat-trick against United.
United’s awful afternoon against Liverpool can be summed up by Sir Alex Ferguson’s reaction in the stands midway through the drubbing.
TV cameras panned to Fergie in the crowd in the second-half, with the former United boss looking troubled and fed up.
Seconds later, the camera found Kenny Dalglish in the crowd, with the Liverpool legend looking much happier.
The Scot was seen laughing and joking with pals just moments after his beloved club scored their fifth goal.