Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescued Manchester United after Paul Pogba looked to have handed Liverpool all three points at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic headed home with six minutes remaining to cancel out James Milner’s first-half opener.

Pogba’s confused effort to clear a corner with his arm gifted Milner a penalty that he calmly converted.

Manchester United’s record signing also poked wide from 12 yards on a day to forget for the £86million man.

But Ibrahimovic came up with the equaliser late on as United finally brown down a spirited Reds defence.

United threw men forward after conceding but struggled to scare a Liverpool back line marshalled up by the inspired Simon Mignolet.

Mignolet twice denied United in the first half - first playing away Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s free kick and then matching up to Henrikh Mkhitaryan one-on-one.

Anthony Martial wasted a golden opportunity to level things after the break when trying to flick a low cross through his legs.

At the other end David De Gea blocked Roberto Firmino on a rare foray forward for Liverpool, who afforded United more and more possession as the game wore on.

Substitute Wayne Rooney was lucky not to be sent off for a rash challenge on former England team-mate James Milner.

But the game changed when Marouane Fellaini entered the field and went straight up front alongside Ibrahimovic.

It was Fellaini who could have won it moments before the Swede’s finish - the former heading off the post before his strike partner converted Antonio Valencia’s subsequent cross.

The draw does little to help either side in their bid for the Premier League title, with United ending the day four points behind fourth-place Liverpool.

Source: Daily Express

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