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Defeated By Arch Rivals
Manchester United faced embarrassing 1-4 defeat by their arch-rivals Liverpool at Michigan Stadium on Saturday evening in front of over 101,000 fans. Sadio Mane scored the opening goal which was later equalized by Andreas Pereira in a stunning free kick. Second half was completely owned by Liverpool as three more goals were scored by Daniel Sturridge, Sheyi Ojo, and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Andreas Pereira marked his worth
Andreas Pereira marked his worth in the team by his spectacular performance in the otherwise very disappointing game. Lee Grant highly praised the young Brazilian by saying that he has shown some excellent game throughout the preseason. We are ready to see more as soon as the Premier League starts.
Last minute change in the starting XI
Chris Smalling was replaced with Eric Bailly just a few minutes before the starting of the match. The Ivorian himself volunteered to play in Smalling’s place despite carrying a minor injury himself. He was later praised by Boss Jose Mourinho about his bravery and sportsman spirit. Manchester United is not ready to lose any more players at the hands of injury.
Fred’s debut with the Red Devils
Fred made his first appearance as the Red Devils number 17. He replaced Juan Mata on 71 minutes of the game. MUTV analyst Danny Webber described his performance as wanting to be at the right areas, move onwards with the ball, claiming control, and had the nerve to wear that badge on his chest for the first time in challenging situations.
Well done Fred! Can’t wait to see you perform in the Premier League.
Results do not matter
Boss Jose Mourinho and Captain Ander Herrera both wrapped up the argument by saying that Manchester United is playing with an inexperienced team. Their main emphasis is the Premier League opener on August 10 against Leicester at Old Trafford.