Facundo Pellistri celebrates.

Manchester United 4 Liverpool 0

Tuesday 12 July 2022 16:37

Manchester United began Tour 2022 in fine fashion, as Erik ten Hag's first game in charge resulted in a comfortable 4-0 victory over Liverpool.

Jadon Sancho scored the first goal of the Ten Hag era, smashing home from inside the penalty area after just 12 minutes.

Fred then produced a moment of Brazilian brilliance to double United’s advantage, as the ball fell kindly to the midfielder, who lofted his effort over Alisson and into the net. 

Anthony Martial added a third soon after, as the Reds really took charge during the game's first period. The Frenchman picked the pocket of Rhys Williams before racing through to lift the ball beyond the advancing Alisson.

Ten Hag reacts to victory over Liverpool


Erik ten Hag spoke to MUTV after winning his first game as United manager.

As the second half began, both teams opted to make wholesale changes in the blistering heat at the Rajamangala Stadium.

David De Gea was the only Red who stayed on but was withdrawn just after the hour mark, while there was also a maiden appearance for our newest recruit Tyrell Malacia. 

Returning loanees Donny van de Beek, Amad and Facundo Pellistri all featured for United, with the latter rounding off the scoring with 15 minutes to go. 

Eric Bailly charged forward from defence, before Amad squared for Pellistri, who netted our fourth of the game with a composed finish past Adrian. Liverpool had their chances and hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions, including one curling attempt by Mohamed Salah, while Diogo Dalot struck the outside of a post for United.



The short version of the match highlights are now published on ManUtd.com and the United App, and you can view them below or by clicking here. 

Extended editions, including the full 90 minutes, will also follow soon, enabling you to catch up on all the action whenever it suits you.

Highlights: United v Liverpool Video

Highlights: United v Liverpool

The short match highlights of our opening Tour 2022 match against Liverpool are now available to watch...


United: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes (c), Rashford; Martial

Subs not used: Laird, Hannibal, Chong.

Goals: Sancho 12, Fred 30, Martial 33, Pellistri 76.

Liverpool: Alisson, Mabaya, Phillips, Gomez, Chambers; Morton, Henderson, Carvalho; Elliot, Firmino, Diaz.

Subs not used: Van de Berg, Ben Davies.

Full 90 | United v Liverpool Video

Full 90 | United v Liverpool

Full 90 | This is the only place to watch Erik ten Hag's galvanising first win in full...


United's next test during our Tour 2022 journey is against A-League side Melbourne Victory on Friday. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 11:05 BST and will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, also known locally as ''The G''.

In the second of our six pre-season fixtures, the Reds could face former winger Nani, who joined Tony Popovic'sside following his departure from Venezia in Italy this summer. 

Every pre-season game - including our clash with Victory later this week (11:05 BST) - will be shown live on MUTV, now available in our app and on ManUtd.com.

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