Manchester United VS Liverpool: Here Are Interesting Facts About United’s 2-1 Win

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Manchester United won their first match of the 2022-2023 Premier League season after successfully defeating Liverpool on August 22. Erik Ten Hag was ruthless with his selection, benching Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He made emphasis on why the team needs a leader who can bring out the team spirit and encourage them to play with all their minds.

It was filled with interesting facts and heartbreaking performances by the new signings, who really mean business.

Manchester United are the first team to beat Liverpool in the Premier League in 2022, ending their 21-game unbeaten run.

Manchester United defeated Liverpool for the first time since March 10, 2018, under Jose Mourinho. It is the second win in 13 matches for the Red Devils over their bitter rivals.

Manchester United have never lost a match against Liverpool when leading in the first half, winning 18 matches out of 21 and 3 draws.

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Manchester United and Liverpool players

Erik Ten Hag recorded his first win as a Manchester United manager after losing to Brighton and Brentford.

David De Gea didn’t have a save to make in the first half of the match, signifying total dominance by the Manchester United players in the first half.

Jadon Sancho scored his first Premier League goal in five months. He now has four goals for Manchester United in the league.

Rashford ended a run of 997 minutes without a goal in all competitions for his club since netting vs West Ham in January earlier this year.

Marcus Rashford’s goal made it five in his career against Liverpool; only Wayne Rooney has scored more as a Manchester United player 

Only Vardy (9) and Harry Kane (8) have scored more goals against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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Erik Ten Hag waving to the Fans

Mohammad Salah became the first Liverpool player in history to score 10 goals against Manchester United when he nodded in a rebound from Fabio Carvalho’s shot.

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For the fourth time in their history, Liverpool failed to win their first three matches. It happened in 1993/94, 2003/04, 2012/13, and 2022/23 seasons.

The 20 times English champions now sit in the 14th position above Liverpool after the win, and the Reds sit in the 16th position on the table. Erik Ten Hag’s side play against Southampton next.

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Rashford and Bruno Fernandes celebrating after the second goal

When both Manchester United and Southampton met last season, it ended in a draw, with the Red devils conceding a late goal in the match.

Southampton have been vibrant this season with the addition of Joe Aribo to the midfield, but the new-looking Red devils side may get their second win of the season.

On the other hand, Liverpool will play against Bournemouth in their next Premier League match. Apart from the injury crisis, Liverpool had been a good team. If officials had added 10 minutes of extra time, they could have won the match because their opponent defended deeply.

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