The hosts took the lead through Marcus Rashford in controversial circumstances nine minutes before half time, and for a while it looked as though that would be enough to end Liverpool's 25-match unbeaten streak.
Adam Lallana's 85th-minute equaliser ultimately rescued a point for the under-par visitors, though, leaving them one short of the all-time English top-flight record for consecutive wins but six points clear at the top of the table.
Find out how all of the action unfolded courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.
This is always one of the standout fixtures in the English football calendar, and rarely will Liverpool have come to this stadium as such overwhelming favourites for victory. The Reds are 15 points clear of their bitter rivals after just eight games of the season and are in search of history with another victory today, but their record at Old Trafford in recent years is poor and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described this as the "perfect" game for his out-of-form side.
Kickoff is just five minutes away, so let's waste no time in having a look at some interesting team news...
SUBS: Romero, Jones, Williams, Garner, Mata, Greenwood, Martial
SUBS: Adrian, Lovren, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gomez, Lallana
The goal is initially given on the field as Mane does brilliantly to hold off Lindelof and fire past De Gea, but the replay shows that the ball did strike Mane on the hand while he was controlling it. The correct decision from VAR this time, but not one that will appease Jurgen Klopp!
VAR will once again be the talking point if it stays like this having stolen the headlines in the final 10 minutes of that half, but Liverpool have been far short of their best and United have risen to the occasion.
Origi appeared to be fouled as United won the ball back and sprung their devastating counter-attack, but referee Martin Atkinson missed it on the pitch and the VAR ruled that there was not enough contact to warrant overruling him.
However, VAR showed that the ball had hit the arm of Mane in the buildup and again ruled in favour of United to leave Liverpool needing a rare turnaround in the second half...
The Reds seem to have been taken by surprise by United's tactics and even the intensity of the hosts, but their hope will be that they cannot be as bad again in the second half.
It was hard to see where that goal was coming from, but it actually comes from another poor cross as Robertson's delivery bounces all the way through to Lallana, who is left with the simplest of finishes at the back post.
Liverpool were a long way off their usual standard throughout and see their 17-match winning run ended one short of the record, but they will be pretty relieved to have come away with anything here considering their performance.
Thank you very much for joining Sports Mole for today's showdown as Manchester United end Liverpool's winning streak but see the win snatched from their grasp five minutes from time. I will leave you with our match report, and be sure to stick around for reaction too.
From me, though, it is goodbye for now!