My hands are still shaking. I don't even know what to type. A point?... I'll take it. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson sprung a huge surprise by leaving out Wayne Rooney from the starting XI. In addition, Nani not starting along with Phil Jones in the midfield raised a few eyebrows (think Carlo Ancelotti's eyebrow). I'm not sure what Fergie will say during in his post-match comments but it was clear that he was quite conservative with his tactics and he likely feels quite content with a draw. United lacked any sort of creativity in attack in the first 70 minutes of this match. After Steven Gerrard put Liverpool ahead in the 68th minute with a free-kick goal -- one which the United failed miserably to protect goalkeeper David De Gea -- Fergie brought on Rooney, Nani, and Javier Hernandez (Chicharito). United pushed six attackers forward and earned the equaliser on a corner when Chicharito hammered home a header. From there, United held on for the draw. De Gea should be praised for some big saves -- another big test passed by the young goalkeeper.
What are your thoughts on the match? Are you content with the point? Do you feel Fergie made a mistake not starting Rooney? Who is your United man of the match?