But neither Bruno Fernandes nor Paul Pogba could beat Alisson in the Liverpool goal.
Richards’ fellow pundit Roy Keane disagreed with the 32-year-old, giving him a withering look before revealing he was happy with how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had performed before the break.
“I think United have been dangerous. I know they’ve been caught offside seven or eight times but I think that’s a good sign,” he said.
“They just need to get one of those passes right. We said before the game that Liverpool were going to start quickly, they’ve had 10 or 11 days off, they’ve not been at their best but they were going to be out of the traps quick.