ERIK TEN HAG’s first game as manager couldn’t be a bigger one as Man Utd take on Liverpool today in Bangkok.
The two behemoths of English football will go at it in a pre-season clash that should excite the masses ahead of the start of the Premier League in just under a month’s time.
- Start time: 2pm BST
- TV/Live stream: MUTV/LFCTV GO
- Man Utd XI: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Martial
- Liverpool XI: Alisson; Mabaya, Phillips, Gomez, Chambers; Henderson, Morton, Carvalho; Elliot, Diaz, Firmino
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- TODAY, 14:11 Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool7, Chambers finds room down the left, before flashing a ball into the box. There is momentary panic as De Gea spills the ball, but is able to recover.Liverpool in the ascendency early on.
- TODAY, 14:09 Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool5, Diaz tries his luck down Liverpool’s left, but he’s unable to find anyone in ‘dizzy white’ on the edge of the area.
- TODAY, 14:08Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool4, Sancho skips inside his man with some silky feet but he can’t get his pass away. Morton read the danger well.
- TODAY, 14:06 Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool2, Early chance for LiverpoolElliott spins his man before playing in Mabaya. The full-back bursts down the right before firing a ball across the area. De Gea stuck his foot out to avert the danger.
- TODAY, 14:04 Manchester United 0-0 Liverpool1, It’s a lively start in Bangkok met by a lively response from the fans, who sound bang up for this one.
- TODAY, 14:03 Kick-off – Manchester United vs LiverpoolBoth sets of players take the knee before Andre Marriner blows his whistle to get this pre-season friendly underway!There is a trophy on the line too, the Bangkok Century Cup.
- TODAY, 13:59 Here come the players!Both sets of players emerge from the tunnel to a warm reception.Manchester United wear their traditional red home shirt. Whilst Liverpool sport their brand new, vibrant away kit.Kick-off up next!
- TODAY, 13:55 Final preparationsFive minutes to go! The players have finished their warm-ups and will rejoin the field shortly for kick-off.
- TODAY, 13:53 Maguire absence explained. Captain Harry Maguire is not part of the Manchester United squad today after picking up a knock. Bruno Fernandes has the armband in his place.
- TODAY, 13:46 Ten Hag full of praise for opposition The Red Devils boss was speaking to the media in the lead up to kick-off:It is quite something that you play your first game immediately against Liverpool, one of the best teams in the world at this moment, maybe even the best team. Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United Boss
- TODAY, 13:40 Bad news for some fans…There’s been plenty of ‘Ronaldo’ shirts spotted in Bangkok this afternoon. A few supporters may be disappointed to hear their famous number 7 won’t feature today. The 37-year-old is reportedly keen to leave the club in an ongoing saga.
Ten’s first test
It’s one of the biggest rivalries in world football, and the new boss wasn’t going to play it down.
Playing against Liverpool is always exciting. Manchester United vs Liverpool is always a big game and it’s a really good test for us.
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