Prior to the Liverpool match, Man United were in great form winning the Carabao Cup, progressing to the FA Cup Quarter-Finals, and knocking Barcelona out of the Europa League.
It might be for this reason that Man United players got a bit ahead of themselves.
According to the Daily Mail, the Manchester United players exchanged messages in their WhatsApp group, that they could catch league leaders, Arsenal.
That narrative crumbled within 90 minutes when Liverpool stuffed them 7-0 on Sunday.
United are now looking down rather than up, and have a lot to do if they are to bounce back from such humiliation.
Currently, Manchester United are 14 points behind Arsenal, so it would be a huge shock even if the gap is cut substantially.
Manchester United players reportedly arrived to Carrington at 9am the following morning for the post mortem on the day before. Erik Ten Hag was there since approximately 7am according to reports.