MANCHESTER: United beat Liverpool 2-1 as a display full of fight, grit and quality stunned Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Manchester United and Liverpool locked horns in the Premier League at Old Trafford after thousands of fans took part in a protest against the club’s owners, the Glazers
Erik ten Hag secured his first win as United manager with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils started the brighter of the two sides and opened the scoring within the first 15 minutes as Jadon Sancho calmly swept the ball home. Liverpool grew into the game and almost equalised just before the break but Lisandro Martinez cleared the ball off the line following James Milner’s header.
The Red Devils were sensational in front of their home crowd as Erik ten Hag’s selection gamble paid off with Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford scoring for the hosts. Cristiano Ronaldo was a headline omission but from the first whistle United out ran and out thought their arch rivals.
Liverpool begun the second-half the brighter of the two sides and are pilling the pressure on United. Robertson saw a free-kick headed away, before Elliott sees an effort blocked from just outside the box.
But it was United who doubled their advantage through Marcus Rashford, who showed great composure to slot past Alisson after being played through on goal by Anthony Martial.
Mohamed Salah pulled one back for Klopp’s side but it was too little too late as the Reds suffered their first defeat of the season.
With the win United have three points, climbing above Liverpool who have two points from their opening three games. This was Liverpool’s first defeat in 22 Premier League games, as Klopp will point to huge injury issues but his side simply didn’t turn up for most of one of their biggest games of the season