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Firmino made it 2-0 in the second-half.

Manchester United fans are furious on Twitter after 2-0 loss to Liverpool

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock since December, Louis van Gaal is under extreme pressure at Manchester United.

Ever since Jose Mourinho was dismissed as Chelsea boss before the turn of the year, United fans have been begging Old Trafford chiefs to appoint the Portuguese boss to replace Van Gaal.

But, after a devastating 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Europa League last-16 first-leg, those fans have never been so furious with their Dutch boss.

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A Daniel Sturridge penalty put the home side 1-0 up at the interval and Roberto Firmino doubled Liverpool's lead in the second-half.

It was a insipid performance by Van Gaal's side, having just one shot on target, and United fans were rightly angry.

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If you don’t believe us, check out some of the tweets below:

The rumours surrounding Van Gaal’s future seemed to have disappeared after wins against Midtjylland and Arsenal in the matter of a few days.

But Sunday’s 1-0 loss against West Brom and a disjointed performance against Liverpool means that talk of his sacking is likely to be ramped up a notch.

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And with an FA Cup tie against West Ham on Sunday, a loss would mean the end of the season for United and, surely, the end of Van Gaal’s helm at United.

In truth, it could have been a lot worse than 2-0 if it wasn’t for their Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea who made a string of impressive saves to keep the away side in the tie.

Manner of the loss

A 2-0 loss at Anfield doesn't automatically result in a crisis. Sir Alex Ferguson lost to United's arch-rivals on numerous occasions and the fans didn't have a meltdown like you can see above.

But a United team under Ferguson never played as poorly as a Van Gaal side. 

Simon Mignolet was untroubled in the Liverpool goal and Jurgen Klopp's men didn't even need to be at their best to pick up the straightforward win.

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That's what the Red Devils supporters are most frustrated about - the manner of the loss.

The defeat also ends Van Gaal's excellent record against the Merseysiders. The Dutchman had won his previous four matches against the Reds and would have set a new club record with victory tonight.

But with that record now gone, Van Gaal has very little positives to look back on at his time at Old Trafford. He led his team to a fourth placed finish last campaign but looks set to miss out on qualifying for the Champions League this season.

They trail fourth placed Manchester City by three points having played a match more.

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