Man United vs. Liverpool result, highlights and analysis as Ten Hag enjoys emphatic maiden triumph

Man United vs. Liverpool result, highlights and analysis as Ten Hag enjoys emphatic maiden triumph

Erik ten Hag got off to a dream start as Manchester United manager with a 4-0 friendly win over Liverpool in Bangkok.

How much any meeting between United and Liverpool can ever be considered a “friendly” is up for debate and new Old Trafford

boss Erik ten Hag will have been pleased with what he saw at the Rajamangala Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp stuck to his pledge of selecting a different outfield 10 for each half-hour of the contest and Fred

and Anthony Martial struck either side of the first batch of wholesale changes, with Jadon Sancho having given United a 12th-minute lead.

Facundo Pellistri completed a scoreline that flattered United slightly, as Mohamed Salah hit the post after debutant Fabio

Carvalho and Luis Diaz did likewise for the Premier League runners-up.

David De Gea prevented both of last season’s thrashings against Liverpool from being worse than 5-0 and 4-0 and,

despite Liverpool naming a more inexperienced starting line-up, he was forced into a trio of early saves before Sancho broke the deadlock.

Carvalho clattered the post in the 18th minute and Diaz should have scored from the rebound

The Colombian winger missed his kick and, a few moments later, whipped a 25-yard effort against the outside of the upright.

South American magic came at the other end, with Fred collecting a loose ball on the edge of the D before dispatching a finish that left Alisson stranded

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