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Man United vs Liverpool: Jadon Sancho, Rashford Score as Erik Ten Hag Wins First Premier League Match
- Manchester United vs Liverpool Premier League clash ended in a 2-1 win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford
- The victory is Erik ten Hag's first Premier League win since he took charge of the Red Devils in the summer
- Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford scored on either half of the match to inspire United to a vital win
Erik ten Hag has finally secured his first Premier League win after Manchester United seeing off rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night, August 22.
United were looking to get their campaign on track during their meeting with Liverpool, having lost their first two opening matches of the new season.
The Red Devils began the season on a disappointing note, suffering a 2-1 defeat against Brighton at Old Trafford.
They followed up the result with a 4-0 humiliation at Brentford, with the result initially condemning them to the bottom of the log.
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Therefore, the Monday clash against Liverpool presented them with a glorious opportunity to arrest their poor run.
Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford inspire Man United to victory
Ten Hag made some bold calls during Liverpool's meeting on Monday night, with the Dutchman benching Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo.
His team selection paid off in the 16th minute when Jadon Sancho broke the deadlock with a fine finish after he was set up by Anthony Elanga.
Bruno Fernandes nearly ruined United's brilliant start in the closing stages of the first half as he almost directed the ball into his own net before Lisandro Martinez chipped in with a clearance.
The second half of the match saw the hosts double their advantage through Marcus Rashford, who slammed the ball confidently into the bottom left after he was set up by Anthony Martial in the 53rd minute.
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Efforts by Liverpool to stage a comeback paid off in the 82nd minute of the tie as Mohamed Salah drew one back with a powerful header.
The match eventually finished 2-1 in favour of United, who will now be hoping to build on the momentum.
Madrid chief Florentino Perez heaps praise on United-bound Casemiro
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has paid a glowing tribute to Casemiro as the Brazilian midfielder gets set to end his 9-year reign at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Casemiro accepted a dizzying financial offer and is now moving on to Manchester United after Real Madrid accepted the Red Devils’ offer of €70million plus a further €15 million in potential variables.
According to Football Espana and FOTMOB, Perez has labelled Casemiro as a role model for the younger players and revealed the Brazilian leaves Real Madrid as a club legend.