Several Manchester United fans react as Erik ten Hag wins his first match 4-0 vs Liverpool
Manchester United have won their first match of this pre-season friendly against Liverpool by a 4-0 scoreline as Erik ten Hag guides his team to an emphatic result. The former showed signs of promise and the style of play that the manager wants to impose at Old Trafford in this fixture.
Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri were on the scoresheet as Man United started their tenure under ten Hag with a hopeful performance indeed. The team has showcased that they can do quite well without Cristiano Ronaldo leading up from the front in this game.
Surprisingly enough, Eric Bailly had a great game as he was among the best players on the pitch today. Then again, it might not be a surprise as lack of availability that resulted in inconsistency was always his issue as he often struggled with recurring injury problems in the past few years.
Something to build upon for the future!
Sancho, meanwhile, has picked up his form from where he left it off last campaign as he was immense in this fixture. His presence in the wide areas always offers an outlet for the Red Devils when it comes to threatening their opponents with his skill and trickery.
Zidane Iqbal had huge expectations on his shoulders, but he has stepped up to the plate with a solid display indeed. The youngster stood out from the rest, with his composure on the ball being the most noticeable quality of his as he seems mature enough to play a role in the first team.
Ten Hag would have been delighted to see how things turned out, although proper context must be applied to this performance. Jurgen Klopp’s side heavily rotated their squad and even featured an unfamiliar lineup that lacked any chemistry. Even so, there are positives in this display that can be used to build toward a better future.
Ten Hag’s side started their riot very early, just after ten minutes, as Sancho found the bottom corner of the Reds’ net. Fred doubled the scoring around the half-hour mark with a cheek dink over the top, while Anthony Martial made it 3-0 after stealing the ball in the half-line and going solo to put it past Alisson Becker.
Lastly, Bailly started a brilliant counterattack late in the match as Pellistri netted the fourth of the day after a brilliant combination play with Amad Diallo. The Merseysiders had their fair bit of chances, but they could not make use of it, with Darwin Nunez’s miss being the highlight of their woes.
Here are how some supporters reacted on Twitter to Manchester United’s dominant 4-0 victory over Liverpool in the Bangkok Century Cup.
Manchester United fans react on Twitter to 4-0 win over Liverpool
Jadon Sancho and baily were the best players on the pitch by some distance today .Anyway we had had a good game but that doesn’t mean anything really it’s just a friendly let’s not get carried away lads— J. (@StonedBatxx) July 12, 2022
Zidane Iqbal will be the star of Manchester United in 3 years, a calm player with magical passes, directing his friends as a leader despite his young age, running with the ball is good, he should play next season or be loaned to one of the mid-league teams— روماريو 🇮🇶🇧🇷 (@MQk1ln) July 12, 2022
Honestly, Ronaldo have to go so Ten can build his own team, if he goes the players will be more serious and ambitious to win games #MUNLIV ⁉️✅— Daniel Murphy (@mrmurphyys) July 12, 2022
This boy is special pic.twitter.com/xyf04gekjS— Adi (@Adi_United94) July 12, 2022
Eric Bailly is severely severely underrated— Joakim Gray (@JoakimGray) July 12, 2022
Eric Bailly is the best CB at Manchester United when fit. He is a Rollce Roy of a defender.— Xirociroc♂️ (@canelo____) July 12, 2022
Too easy— MBAH (@Mbahdeyforyou) July 12, 2022
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Sign some good players. The foundation is there but we need at least a midfielder, a CB and a striker if Ronaldo is leaving. The way they’re trying to play is so far good. We will see what future holds for United and Erik ten Haag. See you soon!— Abdi Kadir A Azzis (@Akcaqil) July 12, 2022