The scene of Sir Alex Ferguson puffing up his cheeks with a thunderous face, while Sir Kenny Dalglish sat a few seats away with a smile that looked like it could have to be surgically removed, perfectly reflected the tone of this historic day.
Two knights, two old foes, two famous personalities at Manchester United and Liverpool encapsulate the two clubs’ opposing emotions and divergent paths of travel.
This was the 208th encounter between Manchester United and Liverpool, and it had ramifications.
As the reverberations of this encounter resonated around Old Trafford, the question is whether this result will have a greater impact than most.
There was a sense of foreboding about Liverpool’s 5-0 win. It was such a disaster and such an embarrassment that supporters of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have an even harder time convincing themselves that the Norwegian manager is capable of restoring Manchester United to its former glory.
Source: BBC Sport