Sir Alex Ferguson's expert prediction came true as Liverpool humiliated Manchester United in the Premier League.
The vociferous Scotsman, 80, was in attendance at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp's men ran rampant, defeating their fierce rivals by four goals to nil. While Ferguson will have looked on in horror at the side he guided to 13 top-flight championships, the ex-United boss was already aware of the likely outcome.
Prior to Tuesday's result, Ferguson had already commented on Man Utd's poor record on Merseyside with a hilarious jibe at the Grand National Festival. He said: "Always good to win here" and "Mind, we're not used to it," after watching Clan Des Obeaux win the Aintree Bowl.
None more so has the gulf in class been more apparent in England's most historic rivalry than this season. After thumping United 5-0 in their own backyard in October, the Reds' four goals on Tuesday evening mean the Red Devils have recorded their worst result over two games to any opposition in Premier League history.
Man Utd are now winless in seven matches at Anfield having failed to mastermind a Merseyside victory since 2016. Then managed by Louis van Gaal, United triumphed 1-0 via a late Wayne Rooney header but the Red Devils have fallen short on each visit since and Tuesday evening's result came as a big blow in the race for Champions League qualification.
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Ralf Rangnick's side narrowed the gap to just three points by scraping past Norwich City on Saturday but the embarrassing defeat leaves them now short on goal difference as well as having played a game extra than Tottenham Hotspur.
The fixtures do not get easier for the Red Devils. United next travel to Arsenal for a crucial six-point clash in the race for Champions League football, before hosting high-flying Chelsea in midweek.
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