Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United a memorable maiden win under Eric ten Hag.
The eyes of the football world were focused on the shimmering Old Trafford, as these old foes went toe-to-toe in search of their first Premier League victory of the season.
United started bottom of the table after four goals at Brentford spurred a home defeat to Brighton, but Ten Hag’s side responded with determination, aggression and skill.
Sancho showed surprising composure in putting the hosts ahead, Rashford extended their advantage early in the second half and Ten Hag’s men held on for the win after Mohamed Salah cut the deficit in the second half. rice field.
It was a nerve-wracking conclusion, but the crossing of the line underlines the recovery of character and performance from last weekend’s defeat at Brentford and Jurgen Klopp’s humiliation at Liverpool last season home and away. did.
New signing Casemiro liked what he saw and was introduced to Old Trafford’s followers before kick-off.
Thousands of people marched to the game, anti-glazer chants providing a constant backdrop to Monday’s game, responding with quality performances without compromising support for the team.
Anthony Elanga hit the post, soon Sancho calmly scored the first half, and Lisandro Martínez prevented Bruno Fernandes’ own goal.
Anthony Martial was brought on at half-time to end Rashford’s 997-minute goal deficit in all competitions. The home side threatened to take a further lead before David De Gea’s goal came under late pressure.
United’s number one was unable to prevent Salah’s second-half header from creeping in, but the team dug deep to secure three points and outscored Liverpool.