This is Liverpool‘s first league defeat of the season; they were off to a slow start and have only two points from their first three games. In terms of the title battle, they are seven points off the pace, but only five points behind Man City.
What a difference a week makes for United. They were unrecognizable from the side that looked limp and uninspired against Brighton and Brentford. They were excellent both with and without the ball.
Is this a passing fad or the true beginning of the Ten Hag era? It’s far too early to say, but suffice it to say they, and the management, deserve every bit of credit that comes their way tonight.
55 mins: Man Utd 2-0 Liverpool
Another chance for United – they are so on top at the moment, the crowd is behind them and they are playing with that vital commodity that everyone needs: confidence. Varane sets up Rashford on the edge of the box and his first-time shot, low to Alisson’s left, is well saved by the Brazilian.
It looked as though Rashford had strayed offside BUT the replay showed he had timed his run to perfection.
Man Utd wins possession in their own half courtesy of a Liverpool miskick. Martial takes one touch on the halfway line before playing a simple, but the oh-so-effective ball for Rashford. The England man is cool as they come one-on-one with Alisson and slots the ball home with ease.
Old Trafford is rocking…