Finally, Manchester United is showing signs of life.
Despite demonstrations against the club’s ownership, Manchester United put on a fiercely competitive display on Monday to defeat fierce rival Liverpool 2-1 and earn its first Premier League points.
A victory at Old Trafford thanks to composing goals from Jadon Sancho (16th minute) and Marcus Rashford (53rd minute) will provide some relief for under pressure manager Erik ten Hag, who made a bold statement by leaving out club captain Harry Maguire and star scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
With Jürgen Klopp’s squad still without a victory after three games and now behind United in the rankings on just two points, the pressure is now on Liverpool, who was widely anticipated to be a title contender again this season.
Even though this was Liverpool’s first league loss in 2022, they again played below par after drawing with Fulham and Crystal Palace. Mohamed Salah scored a consolation goal in the 81st minute.
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A pre-match protest by thousands of United supporters who were upset with the direction and state of a club under its owners of 17 years, the Glazer family, before what is historically the biggest game in English soccer.
As they entered the Theatre of Dreams, the fans chanted for the American-based Glazers to sell the team. They then assembled on the concourse outside the legendary stadium in front of a sizable police presence. Many stayed as the game started.
After opening-season losses to Brighton (2-1) and Brentford (4-0), United was under pressure, and the players benefited from a hysterical atmosphere that appeared to have an impact on Liverpool early on.
Things could be improving for the record 20-time English champions, with more additions conceivably coming before the end of the transfer window.