Erik ten Hag enjoys winning start to life as Manchester United manager with encouraging 4-0 friendly win against rivals Liverpool.
Manchester United are off to a fine start to their pre-season preparations. Erik ten Hag’s man were dominant throughout their friendly clash against Liverpool in Bangkok on Tuesday with Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri among the goals.
Sancho opened the scoring just 13 minutes into the match, pouncing on a bad clearance to fire beyond Alisson. Fred then doubled his team’s lead after 30 minutes with a sublime chip, while Martial made it 3-0 just three minutes later.
Facundo Pellistri added a fourth for the Red Devils during the second half, as both teams made a number of changes, but David de Gea did give Ten Hag an injury scare when being forced off with a knock.
Fred scored the pick of the bunch of the goals in the first half, taking on the ball outside the box and sending it sailing over Alisson.
“I am satisfied today. It was a team with a great sprit and we know we are just getting started,” the new Man Utd boss told MUTV.
“We made some mistakes in the press, we conceded some chances, but we created a lot.
“We have to work hard to cut out the mistakes but of course we are happy.