Man United 4-0 Liverpool LIVE! Pre-season friendly result, match stream, goals and latest updates

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Man United 4-0 Liverpool LIVE! Pre-season friendly result, match stream, goals and latest updates
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Manchester United vs Liverpool LIVE!

Erik ten Hag takes charge of United for the first time today as the club’s pre-season gets underway in Bangkok with a friendly against Liverpool. Despite the lack of competitive stakes, the new manager will no doubt be keen to lay down a marker against a direct rival ahead of the new season.

United arrived in Thailand over the weekend but without Cristiano Ronaldo, who is attempting to engineer a move away from the club less than a year after joining. Fans at the 51,000-seater Rajamangala Stadium, though, should expect to see debuts for the likes of Tyrell Malacia and new Liverpool signings Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho.

Jurgen Klopp and Ten Hag have both insisted that working on match fitness is the name of the game this afternoon, but these two teams will also want to put on a show. Follow along with Standard Sport below!

Man United vs Liverpool highlights

  • GOAL! Pellistri adds to the rout

  • GOAL! Martial gets in on the act!

  • GOAL! Sancho opens the scoring

  • GOAL! Brilliant Fred chip doubles the lead

Full-time!

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91min: That’s your lot in Bangkok!

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89min: Entering the final minutes.

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86min: Half a chance for Liverpool as Alexander-Arnold’s cross from the right is missed by Nunez and Keita hits the follow up high and wide.

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83min: Free kick for Liverpool on the edge of the area which Alexander-Arnold takes... and hits straight into Bailly’s face.

That’s going to hurt.

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80min: There’s no two ways about it: this is a thumping.

Yes, it’s a pre-season friendly, but both teams are at the same stage of the summer. Liverpool won’t really care, but Ten Hag & Co. will.

GOAL!

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77min: It’s FOUR! Pellestri gets in the act after Amad runs away from Robertson and squares the ball inside the area to be slotted home.

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70min: First real sight of goal from Nunez, who takes a Robertson cross down on his chest on the edge of the area and hits a half-volley straight at Heaton.

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69min: It looks like De Gea may have picked up an injury. He signalled to the bench before coming off.

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67min: Heaton is on for De Gea.

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63min: Nunez’s first involvement is to put De Gea under pressure before the goalkeeper hurriedly clears the ball.

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61min: Here they come. Thiago, Fabinho and Darwin Nunez also on.

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59min: Van Dijk and Salah are warming up, along with about eight others, as the hour mark approaches.

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54min: A slower start to his second half compared to the first, but Liverpool are enjoying more success. Malacia seeing plenty of the ball, alongside Telles, and he’s done well.

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52min: Nice work from Liverpool through Milner and Jones across midfield as the latter looks to work his way into the area, but Bailly is able to get a boot in and clear.

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49min: A lovely touch of Amad to Van de Beek and the forward looks to run into space across the halfway line, but Van de Beek’s return pass is easily blocked.

United make 10 changes

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47min: De Gea is the only survivor from the first half.

Wan-Bissaka, Malacia, Telles, Bailly, Savage, Iqbal, Van de Beek, Pellistri, Elanga and Amad all on.

Second half

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Tyrell Malacia is one of many half-time changes for United, coming on for his first minutes since signing.

Pellestri, Van de Beek and Amad also on.

We're back underway.

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Almost back underway. Should be plenty of substitutes.

Cruising in Bangkok

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So then. Goals from Sancho, Fred and Martial have United cruising in Bangkok.

Liverpool just couldn’t hope. Not a bad first impression from Ten Hag, who has been working his team very hard on the training pitch.

Half-time!

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47min: That’s your lot for the first half.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

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45min: Two minutes added on.

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41min: Liverpool getting some sort of foothold as half-time approaches. Tsimikas leaves Varane in a heap near De Gea’s goal but the centre-back will be fine after some screams of pain.

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37min: Martial thinks he is through again but the offside flag has other ideas.

Liverpool need a breather. Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Milner are on.

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36min: Dalot hits the bar from six yards!

Liverpool's left-hand side are getting ripped to shreds and Klopp is no longer smiling.

GOAL!

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33min: It’s THREE as Martial gets runs through and dinks the ball over Alisson. Liverpool’s defence is nonexistent!

GOAL!

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30min: Brilliant goal!

Fred chips Alisson from 25 yards to double United's lead and United are cruising.

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25min: If the first minutes of pre-season are anything to go by, United are going to be fun to watch under Erik ten Hag.

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(Getty Images)

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23min: Rashford has to score!

Another howler in the Liverpool defence allows Sancho to run through and spot his team-mate, but the connection for the shot is all wrong.

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18min: Sitter!

Diaz looked certain to score into an empty net after Chambers is denied inside the area, but he completely fails to make contact with the ball at the crucial moment.

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16min: Almost a second for United!

The high press is causing Liverpool all kinds of issues and Fred spots Rashford on the edge of the area and his strike hits the side netting.

GOAL!

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12min: It’s end to end - you wouldn’t know it was the first game of pre-season - and United are ahead through Sancho!

Fernandes floats in a cross, which is partially cleared only to Sancho, who sweeps home across Alisson.

CHANCE!

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10min: Diaz looks very lively.

He cuts inside from the left and forces De Gea into a fine low save across goal.

Picking up where he left off, then.

CHANCE!

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6min: United should be ahead!

Fernandes finds Fred in space on the counter and the Brazilian just has to beat one defender with Sancho in acres... but the pass is woeful and Liverpool can here.

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3min: I said Mabaya was one to keep an eye on and he almost produces the first goal with a superb low drive across goal from the right, which De Gea has to hack clear. Elliott brilliant in the build-up to turn away from Fred and into space.

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2min: United have come storming out the traps here, immediately putting the young Liverpool defence under pressure through Rashford, forcing Alisson into an unconvincing clearance.

Kick-off!

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Here we go, we’re up and running.

Bruno in charge

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Fernandes has the United captain armband on, with Maguire not starting.

Ten Hag confirmed yesterday that Maguire will remain as skipper for the coming season.

Almost time

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Five minutes until kick-off.

United fancy their chances

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It’s fair to say that United’s line-up is certainly the stronger of the two sides, guided through their warm-ups by Steve McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag.

Anthony Martial, back at the club a poor loan spell with Sevilla, needs to make an impression.

The warm-ups in full tilt

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Fernandes gives insight into Ten Hag pre-season

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Bruno Fernandes has revealed the “intense” training workouts Man United’s players are being put through by Erik ten Hag.

He said: “It's been pretty intense. He likes intense training, reactions when you lose the ball. He likes everyone to run. He's been really good.

“Everyone is enjoying [it], obviously. Everyone gets really tired at the end of the training but that's what we have to do.”

Pre-show party

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Fans at the Rajamangala Stadium have been treated to a pre-show performance from Jackson Wang.

Unfortunately my knowledge - on anything - only extends so far but, looking at his Wikipedia page, he appears a very busy man: “Chinese singer, record producer, fashion designer, and music video director.”

Looks like quite the show.

All eyes on Isaac

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One to keep an eye on this afternoon is Liverpool right-back Isaac Mabaya. He is just 17 years old and has been at the club since he was six.

He will be hoping to impress alongside fellow youngsters Luke Chambers and Tyler Morton.

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

New look for Liverpool

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You can see a glimpse of it in the below post and Liverpool will be giving their new away kit a first run out this afternoon.

It’s a beaut.

Teams

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So, is that Martial up top on his own or with Rashford and Sancho either side in a 4-3-3?

We'll know in an hour.

For Liverpool, Fabio Carvalho is straight into the starting XI in the usual 4-3-3 formation.

 (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool starting XI

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Starting XI: Alisson, Mabaya, Phillips, Gomez, Chambers, Henderson, Morton, Carvalho, Elliott, Diaz, Firmino.

Man United starting XI

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Starting XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial

Score prediction

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There will not be the usual intensity to games between these two teams but still plenty of effort from those looking to impress.

Erik ten Hag is working to implement his ideas on his players, having been in the job a little over a month but with pre-season only just beginning, and Jurgen Klopp certainly won’t pass up an opportunity to give United another lesson.

Liverpool to win 3-1.

Nunez to make debut

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Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho will get their first minutes for Liverpool tonight.

Jurgen Klopp said yesterday: “The international boys only started back with us on Monday but, as you can imagine, they have come back in outstanding shape, which is not a surprise, so that means they will get some time tonight.

"We will make plenty of changes too, of course, throughout the game. We will need to. It means Darwin will be in the squad and Fabio will play for us for the first time and I’m sure our supporters will be pleased about that.

“But the game is an important one in our preparations, so we will give it a try and any game against United is always a good one.”

 (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Ten Hag excited to be in Thailand

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Manchester United have been in Bangkok since Sunday and the local fans have already made an impression on Erik ten Hag.

He said: “I knew that Manchester United has a fantastic fanbase but that is only from what I had heard and what I see from afar. But now I can experience it and I see that the Thais are really excited about football, and they are really supporting Manchester United.

“Of course, that's a pleasure for us all and we are really looking forward to tomorrow's game because we know that they will all support us."

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(Getty Images)

Ronaldo nowhere to be seen but not for sale

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As we know, one man who isn't in Thailand is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Erik ten Han said on Monday that was due to "personal issues", before insisting the player is not for sale.

He said: "We are planning with Cristiano Ronaldo for this season. That's it and I'm looking forward to working with him.

"I have read [he wants to leave] but I have said, Cristiano is not for sale. Cristiano is in our plans and we want to get success together."

 (AP)
(AP)

How to watch

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TV channel: The match will be televised on both MUTV and LFC TV, with coverage starting at 1pm BST.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the club websites.

Welcome

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Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Liverpool.

It’s hot and humid - and a little wet - in Bangkok as Erik ten Hag takes charge of the team for the first time.

Kick-off at the Rajamangala Stadium is at 2pm BST.

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(AFP via Getty Images)
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