Manchester United fans pleased with Romelu Lukaku's performance vs Liverpool

"Even in set pieces, corners, unsafe situations - we were in control so I think we deserved it", he said.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has said that he is doing most of his learning in training after scoring both goals in his team's 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday.

It was an important afternoon at the bottom of the table too, with West Ham United slipping to a damaging 3-0 home defeat by Burnley to leave them three points above the relegation zone.

Eric Bailly's freakish own goal gave Liverpool hope in the second half, but United held on for a first victory over their North West rivals since January, 2016. I think, in the first half, we were very strong, very aggressive with a great intention to go and to hurt and, if possible, to score.

"You can be in control without having the ball, you can be in trouble when you have the ball".

The Englishman is brilliantly skilled to adapt to any kind of situation or position, and to make the best of it - which his second goal is there to attest to.

Rashford started the season competing with Anthony Martial for the left-wing role, but the past few months have been the first time he's really been on the outside looking in. Of course he was fundamental.

"Today, a big game, probably he didn't expect it, but we trusted him and thought the game adapted to his qualities".

Mourinho was booed by some fans when he took off Rashford for Marouane Fellaini but he said that he was more upset with some supporters criticising young midfielder Scott McTominay when he sought to slow the game down and play the ball back. I am not upset at all with that reaction (to the substitution).

"It's good you can be around him to have a laugh and reassure him that it's going to come good and that, if he gets a chance, he will perform, which he's done", Lingard said.

Lingard continued: "It's a big club with big players and, for players like me and Marcus, it's going to be tough to start every game. That was the bad one".