Manchester United have absolutely destroyed Liverpool in Bangkok.
Erik ten Hag’s first game in charge has gone as planned even though nobody really cares about winning pre-season matches. That said, it’s always a pleasure to beat Liverpool and I’ll take a win like today at any stage of the year.
Before the changes came at half-time, United dominated with some of their key players and lead 3-0 at the break. The second half was a slow starter but United’s young side managed to keep Liverpool at bay.
Facundo Pellistri got his name on the scoresheet after a counter-attack when Amad Diallo squared the ball into the box. The Uruguayan winger guided his shot into the bottom corner to make it 4-0.
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ERIC BAILLY SENDS THIAGO TO THE SHOPS AND AMAD GETS HIS ASSIST AS PELLISTRI SLOTS IT IN THE BOTTOM CORNER! 4-0! pic.twitter.com/AGQ3bkTNUL
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Footage courtesy of Ziggo Sport
You can see from the footage above that Eric Bailly goes on a wild run up the pitch.
We noticed that our centre-backs were given freedom to be adventurous in the first half. Liverpool clearly didn’t expect that.