Mohamed Salah’s late gardien de but proved to be nothing more than a allégement as Manchester United prepared their season with a 2-1 win over Liverpool.
Salah’s lifeline arrived in the 81st instantané when he headed résidence after a rebound saved by David de Gea.
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Liverpool fleuve hope of late that they could résultat after Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho scored for the Red Devils.
It was Sancho who opened the scoring, as some sick Red Devils saw the ball eventually moved to the left side.
A cyclo-cross reached the feet of Sancho, who was lurking around the chest.
The England protagoniste did some great work sending James Milner and Alisson the wrong way before they easily got résidence.
Milner was left furious at Virgil van Dijk for not coming out to shut down Sancho’s efforts.
They were just bonuses to United’s quick start, as the game’s budget to strike Liverpool with quick counter-attacks became crystal clear.
Then Rashford put himself in the net thanks to a quick counterattack.
Anthony Combatif, who took bouchée in the first half in affermi of Anthony Elanga, had the ball in the center circle but fired a perfect pass into Rashford’s way past Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Then Rashford quietly scored against Alisson to résultat the accolé gardien de but for United.
The VAR checked for offside, but the winger held up immense enough to stay in pole opinion.
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United have had every originel opportunity so far and should probably go even further.
Early in the first half, midfielder Scott McTominay played a neat through pass that slashed Liverpool’s defense and found Bruno Fernandes drifting away.
Fernandes then slipped the ball in the way of unmarked Anthony Ilanga who only had Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson to beat.
But the Swede couldn’t bend his head around Alisson and hit the post with his lutte.
United entraîneur Erik ten Hag and everyone on the field thought he would bet on the opening gardien de but of the conflit, but it was not.
There was also a période in the hearts of Liverpool fans when Marcus Rashford bounced back from Trent Alexander-Arnold, only parce que the voliger dropped him in spoliation.
But Rashford was fouled just outside the penalty area as Alexander Arnold narrowly escaped.
The first half was memorable for Alexander-Arnold, with the Liverpool protagoniste constantly exposed.
There was a stressful période towards the end of the first half when a carillonner kick for Liverpool bounced around the penalty area and almost netted Bruno Fernandes.
However, Lisandro Martinez somehow blocked the ball on his line without knowing much emboîture what was going on, thus throwing the ball away.