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Manchester United vs. Liverpool result: Marcus Rashford kickstarts Erik ten Hag era against listless Reds 2022

Manchester United vs. Liverpool result: Manchester United made a belated start to a new era under Erik ten Hague as they beat rivals Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford.

After losing to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford in their opening two games of the new campaign, the Red Devils held on against their arch-rivals to claim their first win under the Dutchman and were outplayed.

Liverpool won 5-0 at this stadium last season on their way to falling agonizingly short of a treble trophy success, but this time they fell well short of those standards.

Goals in either half from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford gave the re-energized hosts the advantage that they refused to surrender even after Mohamed Salah’s late header ended a possible grandstand finish.

And it has left Jurgen Klopp searching for answers to a poor start that has seen his side bounce back with two draws and a defeat.

  • Erik ten Hague is the first Manchester United manager to get his first competitive win with the club in a match against Liverpool. reached. pic.twitter.com/mvtOYYvmzL

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 22, 2022
Ten Hague’s tough love pays off.
Ten Hague’s decision to force his players to take part in a running session the day after the defeat to Brentford was questioned in some quarters.

But the Dutchman’s hard-nosed approach paid off on Monday evening as his side took on opponents renowned for their hard-working style under Jurgen Klopp.

By full-time against Liverpool at Old Trafford, United had run 18.3 kilometers for more than 90 minutes in west London.

And he played no small part in forcing a quality-laden team into constant errors – a key aspect of the victory.

The Liverpool midfield question remains.

If there’s one area of ​​the pitch Liverpool fans want to see strengthened before the end of the transfer window, it’s undoubtedly the midfield. The case for bringing a new face into the center of the park over the next few days was only reinforced by events at Old Trafford.

Of course, youngster Harvey Elliott performed well, but he was a rare bright spot in an engine room that largely failed to catch on with United’s attack.

Both James Milner and Jordan Henderson were slow to challenge and sloppy in possession in such a way that supporters will have to pray that Thiago Alcantara’s return is not long in coming.

Even so, you still sense that the Reds could do something new at the beach.

Liverpool have failed to win any of their opening 3 PL games for just the fourth time – also…

97–98 D2 L1

03-04 D2 L1

12-13 D1 L2

Man Utd was the last team to win the PL title in 07-08 after failing to win any of their opening 3 games pic.twitter.com/Pmlze2G0K4

— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) August 22, 2022
The Reds are on the cusp of the ‘Crisis Club’.

United’s dreadful start under ten Hague has somewhat served to distract from the fact that Liverpool has failed to match the heights of recent seasons in their first two games.

But make no mistake, a potential nine-point return and the comprehensive nature of their defeat to United means the Reds will face intense scrutiny in the coming days.

The standards of the recent title race suggest that it will be difficult for Manchester City to close a five-point gap, no matter how early in the campaign it has been.

Klopp must urgently find a solution to his team’s ailing form and the kind of pressure reserved only for big clubs.

Sporting News provided live updates and commentary of the match.

Manchester United vs Liverpool Live Score

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MUN: Sancho (16th min)

MUN: Rashford (53rd min)

LIV: Salah (81st min)

Manchester United vs Liverpool Live Updates, Highlights from Old Trafford

Full-time: Old Trafford and United have their first win under Erik ten Hag – and it came against their arch-rivals in convincing fashion.

It could be a result that ushers in a new era for the Red Devils but, as for Liverpool, they look a shadow of the team that came so close to the quadruple last season.

90th minute: Five minutes will be added when Martial goes behind but can’t beat the advancing Alisson.

88th minute: Liverpool hit the deck with Raphael Varane’s cramp pushing for an equalizer. These United players have pulled their socks off this evening.

81st minute: Goal! Pinball in the United box as DG saves Carvalho’s shot and Salah is there to follow up and take the ball to the ground and in.

Start the game?

Watch Mohamed Salah return a goal for Liverpool (UK):

Start the game!

Salah heads home and what a final ten minutes we are in! 👀 pic.twitter.com/R6HypPBgKd

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 22, 2022
United States:

Liverpool are on the board with 10 minutes to play!

Mo Salah arrives with purpose and has life at Old Trafford. #MUNLIV

📺 @peacockTV | #LFC pic.twitter.com/JsoLsa8Lvk

— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 22, 2022
Australia:

Mohamed Salah pulls one back!

And then there’s a scrap for the ball 👀

The big finish coming up!

look https://t.co/1aoDTlE2ar#PL #OptusSport pic.twitter.com/xHe6IrF6tm

— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) August 22, 2022
67th minute: Fabinho heads for a corner but De Gea gets down well to collect it.

59th minute: It’s the end of the evening for Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who is replaced by Fabinho.

53rd minute: Goal! Manchester United double the lead! Liverpool loses the ball in midfield and Rashford is straight on his bike to latch on to a pass from behind. Alisson is out to make himself big, but the Manson striker makes no mistake with a cool finish into the bottom corner.

Watch Marcus Rashford’s goal (UK):

That’s two! 💥

Marcus Rashford ends a clinical Manchester United counter-attack after a VAR check rules him out! ⚡ pic.twitter.com/1CecemhHZd

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 22, 2022
United States:

2-0 Manchester United!

Marcus Rashford broke away and scored to extend the lead.

📺 @peacockTV | #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/RFP7i2kR9X

— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 22, 2022
Australia:

It’s clinical from Marcus Rashford and it’s two for Manchester United! 🔴

His fifth goal against Liverpool, his first since January, brings the home down at Old Trafford.

look https://t.co/1aoDTlE2ar#PL #OptusSport pic.twitter.com/avK7iO7i1D

— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) August 22, 2022
46th minute: Bruno Fernandes pulls the game back for the hosts.

Half-time: One change for the hosts at the break, with Anthony Martial replacing Anthony Elling.

Half-time: United were criticized for their work rate at Brentford last time out, and the stats seem to have improved things significantly in that regard over the course of the week.

5️⃣ of the top 6️⃣ players for sprints in the first half were from Man United:

Elena (15)

Rashford (14)

Diaz (11)

Dalut (10)

Fernandes (10)

Templates (9)

💪 Erik ten Hague’s men are getting to work. #MUFC #LFC #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/0VY6CjhmSj

— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) August 22, 2022
Half-time: Manchester United lead by a goal at the break and fully deserve their lead. Their hosts have taken Liverpool out of the game so far and have shown real discipline when required to defend in numbers in deep areas.

Jurgen Klopp has to do it all at the break and not have much of a bench to do with it, while Erik ten Hague will no doubt be asking for more of the same.

41st minute: So close to an equaliser!

Milner heads for a corner and Fernandez’s attempted clearance goes over his own goal, but Martinez is on the line next to him and, although he doesn’t know much about it, Prevents him from entering.

37th minute: Liverpool are now enjoying plenty of possession but United are diligent in their defensive work and are closing down all spaces. Where was this team against Brentford?

29th minute: Jadon Sancho looks pleased with this.

⚽️ Jadon Sancho scores his first league goal in 5️⃣ months to give Man United the lead!

😬 Liverpool have now secured first place in 7️⃣ straight league games (W3, D3). #MUFC #LFC #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/7AoLH9gGbz

— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) August 22, 2022
25th minute: What a save! Eriksen curls an inch-perfect free-kick into the top corner but Alisson is there with a fine fingertip.

21st minute: This is the seventh league game in which Liverpool have gone 1-0 down. Not a good habit.

16th minute: Goal! Manchester United take the lead and it’s Jadon Sancho who takes it. It’s a really clever exchange around the Liverpool box that causes Sancho to box me

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DateMonday, August 22Monday, August 22Monday, August 22Tuesday, August 23
Time20:00 BST15:00 ET15:00 ET05:00 AET

How to watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool

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TV channelSky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Ultra HDTelemundo
StreamingSky Go / Now TVfuboTV, PeacockfuboTVOptus Sport

UK: The match will be televised on Sky Sports TV and streaming platforms.

USA: Matchweek 3 at Old Trafford will be televised on Telemundo (in Spanish), and the channel will be broadcast on fuboTV. The match will be shown in English on the NBC platform Peacock.

Canada: Every Premier League game is broadcast live and on-demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream all Premier League matches live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

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