POST-MATCH REACTION THREAD: Liverpool FC 1-1 Manchester United

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Luis Suarez of Liverpool tussles for posesssion with Patrice Evra of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October 15, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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?

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