Ten Hag reacts to victory over Liverpool

Tuesday 12 July 2022 17:12

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag declared he saw plenty of 'potential' as the team comfortably swept Liverpool aside at the Rajamangala Stadium in his first game at the helm.

United began the proceedings in blistering fashion, finding the net three times in the first half, thanks to strikes from Jadon Sancho, Fred and Anthony Martial. 

Facundo Pellistri rounded off the scoring in the second period, as Ten Hag used the pre-season clash to experiment with 22 different personnel from his travelling squad.

Ten Hag: We saw some really good things Video

Ten Hag: We saw some really good things

Erik joined the MUTV crew to give his post-match reaction straight after our opening Tour match against Liverpool...

Our Dutch manager spoke to MUTV following the win and you can read his comments below...


"We are satisfied today because I think there was a team with great spirit. We know we are just starting and when things begin to click like the press... we know we made some mistakes in pressing and conceded some chances but also we created a lot and I think our team played bravely, they were proactive and we had to work really hard to get out of some mistakes. Of course, we are happy with the first game."


"It was not only the result. I know we have good players but we have to play as a team. We started the first game well so I am happy."


"Of course it will take time, believe me I have seen a lot of mistakes but I will not say [what they were]. But to be honest, Liverpool played with three teams and they were not at their strongest, so we are not overestimating them [our players]. We saw some really good things. What you see is we have a lot of creativity and speed in the front and we have potential."


Our next fixture is in Australia on Friday, when we will take on Melbourne Victory at 11:05 BST.

The full game will be shown live* on MUTV, which is now available on ManUtd.com and in the United App. Coverage starts one hour before kick-off.

MUTV will also be showing short and extended match highlights before anyone else, as well as the full match replay. So what are you waiting for? Visit MUTV now.

*MUTV's live coverage of this game will not be available in Australia due to domestic broadcast rights.