Erik Ten Hag guided Manchester United to an easy victory over Liverpool in his first game in charge as the club manager. Manchester United begin their pre-season tour with a 4-0 win over rival Liverpool.
Manchester United approached the game superbly, scoring three goals in the first half and the last in the second half.
Jordan Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Pellistri were all on the scoresheet for Ten Hag, Manchester United.
Jürgen Klopp opted for a starting line filled with Academy players:
Alisson, Mabaya, Phillips, Gomez, Chambers, Henderson, Morton, Carvalho, Elliott, Diaz, Firmino
Subs: Mrozek, Davies, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Konate, Thiago, Milner, Keita, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Robertson, Nunez, Matip, Bajcetic, Williams, Clark, Clarkson, Alexander-Arnold, Van den Berg, Norris, Hill, Frauendorf.
For Manchester United, Ten Hag selected a formidable team in:
De Gea, Refeal Varane, Victor Lindelof, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Fred, Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford, Jodan Sancho and McTominay.
Sub: Pellistri, Heaton, Baily, Van Der Beek, Amad, Alex Telles, Malacia, Elanga, Wan Bissaka, Laid, Chong, Hannibal, Savage, Garnacho and Iqbal
Liverpool Journalist Neil Jones on his analysis on the game:
“The bulk of the damage was done in the first half, when Jadon Sancho, Fred, and Anthony Martial all netted, and while Liverpool dominated the second half for the most part, it was United who grabbed the final goal on the break through Facundo Pellistri.
Liverpool used 32 players in all, fielding three separate outfield sides, all of whom played 30 minutes. Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho made their debuts, with Carvalho hitting the post (Luis Diaz and Mo Salah later did the same) and Nunez having a couple of late chances to score.”