Old Trafford side eased past Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers’ side failing to put away numerous chances.
Man United take their chances whilst visitors from Anfield left ruing their missed opportunities.
Liverpool started brightly and Raheem Sterling had chances to net an opener before Wayne Rooney fired home on 12th minute, a shot that Brad Jones should perhaps have stopped.
Five minutes before half-time an Ashley Young cross was flicked on by Robin van Persie before Juan Mata headed home from a clearly offside position.
Sub Mario Balotelli saw an effort superbly saved by David de Gea whilst Sterling was once again profligate in front of goal.
The game was over as a contest when Robin Van Persie grabbed a third