Steven Gerrard received a hostile reception at Old Trafford last night, like many would have expected, with the former Liverpool midfielder taking his Aston Villa side to the Theatre of Dreams for a third round FA Cup tie.
Thankfully, the result swung our way, as United won 1-0 thanks to a Scott McTominay header in the first-half. Aston Villa had enough chances to win the game — and two goals disallowed — but they didn’t have enough quality in front of goal.
Both Ralf Rangnick and Gerrard gave their verdicts on the VAR incident, which saw a Danny Ings goals ruled out. Without that we could have had extra-time and who knows which way the result would’ve gone?
Anyhow, Gerrard was greeted with boos and jeers as he walked out to his technical area for the match. He even turned around to deliberately face the Stratford End in a moment that attracted quite a bit of interest across social media.
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The chants continued until the full-time whistle, when Gerrard was given a send off from the Old Trafford faithful.
But Gerrard decided to goad the United fans in his post-match interview by taunting the noise they created for the third round fixture.
“Relatively quiet,” the Aston Villa manager told BBC Sport.
“I have been to noisier stadiums than this. It was a good cup tie, a good performance but in terms of what I got, water off a duck’s back.”
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You can see in the video above (warning: contains strong language) that Gerrard got a good send off towards the end.
Not something I would call quiet.