With a well-earned 2-1 victory over Liverpool, Manchester United earned their first Premier League victory under Erik ten Hag, casting some doubt on the Merseysiders’ chances of winning the league this year.
After the 4-0 travesty at Brentford last week, Ten Hag substituted Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo, and his starting XI replied with a lively performance that was a sharp contrast to what they had displayed in their first two losses of the season.
After Anthony Elanga had earlier hit a post, Jadon Sancho capped a thrilling start for the home team on the sixteenth minute.
Marcus Rashford sprinted through on the break to slide past Alisson on minute 53, exposing Liverpool’s lack of cutting edge despite dominating late in the first half and at the beginning of the second.
Mo Salah’s header nine minutes from time helped the visitors cut the deficit, but despite a late comeback, they were unable to salvage a draw.
The outcome sees Jurgen Klopp’s team slip to 16th while United go up to 14th with their first points of the season, leaving them seven points behind league leaders Arsenal after just three games.
Next, Liverpool will play home to Bournemouth on Saturday with the goal of earning their first victory of the season, while United travels to Southampton.
More to come…