With nine minutes left at Old Trafford,
a Mohamed Salah head against Manchester United gave Liverpool hope. You can see the goal here.
As Liverpool attempted to fight back from a two-goal deficit against a much improved United,
the Egyptian was there to nod in after a Fabio Carvalho drive from a corner was saved by David De Gea.
Liverpool and Manchester United match goals
For the journey to Old Trafford,
Jurgen Klopp is still without Caoimhin Kelleher,
Calvin Ramsay, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara,
Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Diogo Jota.
The German had already said that Joe Gomez would take Nathaniel Phillips’ spot in the centre of defence,
where he would be paired with Virgil van Dijk.
Jordan Henderson, the team’s captain,
starts in place of Fabinho in midfield, where he is paired with James Milner and Harvey Elliott.
Roberto Firmino joins Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz up front after missing the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace a week prior.
Naby Keita, a midfielder who has been linked to a transfer away from the club, does not have a spot in the squad,
despite reliable journalists reporting he is currently injured.
The full match report reads: “Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool,
” with Lisandro Martinez and Jadon Sancho standing out.
Erik ten Hag’s tenure at Old Trafford officially began with Manchester United
defeating Liverpool in the Premier League for the first time since March 2018.
Erik ten Hag’s team emerged from the game looking like a whole different team,
much to the amazement of many,
no less United supporters. For the first time in four years in the league,
United finally defeated their bitter rivals,
leaving them winless and in 16th place. vigour, drive,
and passion Tonight,
they displayed a wealth of words that you might not have previously associated with United.
Since that humiliating Brentford loss,
a lot has transpired. Casemiro made the transfer from Madrid to Manchester
in a way that
Since that humbling loss to Brentford,
a lot has transpired. With numerous other players linked to him,
Casemiro left Madrid for Manchester in a deal that might be valued up to £70 million. The level of fan protests has increased, but more crucially,
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has emerged as a potential bidder.
When the schedule is released,
Manchester United vs. Liverpool is the match that every fan looks forward to,
yet tonight it seemed almost like a sideshow. Manchester United versus The Glazers is the actual conflict. Both inside and outside the stadium,
fans kept up their protests. Before the game,
tens of thousands marched to Old Trafford and gathered around the Trinity Statue;
some chose to remain there rather than take their seats.
First Half Both Liverpool and Manchester United
had suffered in their first two games, giving tonight’s game added significance but also increasing worry in both camps.
After the 4-0 defeat to Brentford,
many people questioned whether Erik ten Hag would adopt a different strategy,
but it became apparent right away that he was continuing with the same one. The only significant deviation was De Gea looking hard to get beyond Liverpool’s press. Starting immediately away,
United played with greater urgency than they had at any stage in the previous two games. Three minutes into the game,
Bruno Fernandes sent a clever ball into Rashford, and it appeared as though Rashford would face Allison one-on-one. However,
Van Dijk recovered superbly.
Rashford appeared to have broken through the Liverpool backline once more,
but Alexander-Arnold was fortunate to avoid receiving a booking for a foul on Rashford. The electrifying start of United continued unabated. After winning his 50/50,
Bruno slid the ball to Elanga,
who had all the time in the world to choose his location but saw his shot rattle the post. A certain Portuguese man on the bench would lick his lips at such a chance.
The outstanding start by Manchester United would eventually pay off. Sancho started an attack with his tenacity in gaining possession of the ball,
and he finished it with a goal. The United attacker was in the box after an Eriksen and Elanga one-two when Sancho was selected with a cut-back. James Milner, wearing number 25,
maintained his composure, sat down, and slid the ball past Allison to give The Reds a deserving lead.
A few minutes later,
Sancho threaded Rashford in for yet another opportunity,
but he lost the ball by the corner flag. Twenty minutes had passed when Liverpool was rocked and their offensive threats had barely been touched. Old Trafford
hasn’t seen United’s first phase with such ferocity in a long time.
Anthony Martial replaced Anthony Elanga after halftime,
moving Marcus Rashford to the left and placing Martial in the centre, where he had shown promise on United’s preseason trip.
Despite United settling into the game and beginning to pose their own questions,
Mohamed Salah and Liverpool had the stronger start to the second half. Marcus Rashford was sent sneaking past the Liverpool defence in the 53rd minute
after Anthony Martial pounced on a loose ball in the middle of the field. Rashford scored emphatically to give United a two-goal advantage and score his first Premier League goal since January. This time,
there would be no mistake.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford led Manchester United to a 2-1 victory
over Liverpool at Old Trafford on the team’s day of atonement. After losing their first two games,
Man United played like an inspired team,
spreading the ball around the field in the opening 20 minutes to set up Sancho’s decisive goal. Erik ten Hag’s team scored one goal to bring the game to a close in the first half
against an ailing Liverpool club that has yet to pick up a victory this year. They were just holding on when Lisandro Martinez
cleared the goal line to stop Bruno Fernandes from scoring an own goal.