Manchester United, on Tuesday, were able to pull a rabbit out of a hat as the team secured their first Premier League win against the league giants, Liverpool, 2-1. The Red Devils with the help of their two star forwards, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford were able to contain Mo Salah and company forcing them toward a loss.
The premier league 3rd matchday’s last instalment was played between Manchester United and Liverpool at the Red Devils’ home, Old Trafford. Manchester United had a good start to the game and were seen to be up for the challenge against Liverpool. In the early minutes, Anthony Elanga’s effort hit the post as the ball rolled out of play.
Elanga, however, was able to redeem himself with an assist to Sancho which the Englishman converted in style, in the 16th minute. In the second half, Manchester United kept their momentum as Marcus Rashford found his form again and was able to find the net in the 53rd minute. Liverpool’s Nunez-less attack couldn’t cope as they failed to find any dominance in the attack throughout the game, however, Mo Salah was able to find consolation in the last minutes.
Erik ten Hag tried out a new playing 11 against the reds, with star player Ronaldo being replaced by Rashford as a striker and Elanga coming in to fill the wing at the attacking end, whereas Maguire and Fred, who haven’t been up to the mark in the past 3 games, were replaced as well.
Martinez and Varane got a lot of praise for their performance against Liverpool as the players were seen playing with their hearts. Erik Ten Hag in the press conference echoed the same as he said the players played with the right attitude and that led them to the win.
Liverpool, who are yet to win a match in the campaign, had to play without their new star striker, Darwin Nunez, as the Uruguayan striker had faced a suspension against Crystal Palace. Another regular player who couldn’t join the Reds on the field was a midfielder, Thiago Alcantara owing to his injury.
The Manchester United fans, prior to the match, had planned and carried out their protest against the American owner, Glazers Family. Despite the Red Devils being ahead, the fans had chanted we want Glazers out, targeting the owners.
Manchester United’s new transfer,Casemiro, was also present in the stands as a spectator prior to the news of his transfer made official by Manchester United.
Manchester United will play Southampton on 27th August, whereas, Liverpool will clash against Bournemouth on matchday 4 of the Premier League.