Fred scored with his right foot in Rangnick’s first game in charge as well but we’ll gloss over that. It was a stunning finish to lift the ball over Alisson in such a crowded penalty area. Martial’s finish was very neat as well. United playing some good football here, got a clear fitness edge over Liverpool, who made 10 changes on the half hour mark, but they’re making it count and this has to be good for confidence.
Loads of substitutes are warming up for United, so expect wholesale changes for the second-half. They have been quite clinical against a dreadful Liverpool defence that is unlikely to ever see the light of day again.
Sancho has been especially good and merciless against the left-back Chambers, who has already been subbed off along with nine other teammates. It’s expected that Van de Beek will get more minutes under Ten Hag but that might not be the case. He hasn’t looked the most equipped for the Premier League during his time in England and he has a point to prove.
Iqbal just played a delightful, lofted ball over the top of Liverpool’s defence, but Elanga was offside when he really didn’t need to be. Iqbal and Savage are performing well in the centre of the pitch.
This has been fun to watch so far, with the defending from both sides worthy of the exhibition occasion. United are overcommitting at times due to the high line and that is going to have to be mastered over months, rather than an evening in Bangkok.
— B24Football (@B24Football) July 12, 2022