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There's A Theory Behind Old Trafford's "Injury Plagued" Surface And It Stinks

There's A Theory Behind Old Trafford's "Injury Plagued" Surface And It Stinks

It certainly won't go down in history as a classic, but one of the biggest talking points from Old Trafford this afternoon was the incredibly unfortunate amount of injuries.

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Manchester United used all three substitutions before half-time, while Liverpool's Roberto Firmino was replaced by Daniel Sturridge after rolling his ankle.

It was a nightmare first 45 minutes for both sides.

For the first time since 2009 there was four first half substitutions, and many pointed the finger at Old Trafford's "slippy" surface.

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that 48 hours before kick-off, Manchester United's groundstaff sprayed Garlic to ensure a smoother surface.

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That's right. It is believed that Garlic keeps parasites from damaging the grass.

They, along with many other Premier League sides, have been doing this for years.

But many fans continued to blame the spread of Garlic for the sheer amount of injuries sustained.




One thing is for certain, the Garlic "reeked" havoc throughout.

Liverpool are now one point ahead of Manchester City in the title race, but can Jurgen Klopp's side maintain top spot in the coming weeks?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Injuries, Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Pitch, Funny, Premier League, Fans, Old Trafford

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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