ITV viewing figures revealed for Man Utd vs Liverpool as Mark Pougatch says ‘brilliant game deserved huge number’

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THE viewing figures for Manchester United’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Liverpool have been revealed.

A peak of 8.4 million fans tuned in to ITV to watch the two rivals go head-to-head on Sunday.

Over 8million people watched Man Utd vs Liverpool

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Over 8million people watched Man Utd vs LiverpoolCredit: Getty

Presenter Mark Pougatch wrote on X: “Peak of 8.4 million of you watched the pulsating Manchester United-Liverpool Quarter Final. A brilliant game deserved that huge number.”

The Red Devils clinched a dramatic 4-3 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay broke the deadlock just 10 minutes into the match but two goals in quick succession from Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool take the lead.

Antony fired United level in the 87th minute, forcing the match to extra time when Marcus Rashford cancelled out a Harvey Elliot strike.

Amad Diallo then secured a last-gasp winner with just seconds left to play.

Following the match Man Utd were drawn to face Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

However, some fans were convinced that the draw was fixed.

The viewers watching on ITV had not been told beforehand which number related to which team and the casual vibe was a far cry away from most draws.

Teams were also drawn directly out of the velvet bag rather than first being placed in a pot, as is traditionally the case.

One fan said: “This is the most fixed FA Cup draw I’ve ever seen. So unprofessional.”

Another commented: “Draw for FA Cup is a fix! Didn’t say who had what number firstly.”

While a third added: “Since when have we ever had an FA Cup draw without it being announced who was each number beforehand?”

United’s local rivals Manchester City were drawn to face Chelsea in the other semi-final.

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