‘Dizzying Transformation’

Manchester United and Erik ten Hag have the first win of the Premier League season in. Liverpool was set aside 2-1 in a great football fight. This is what the English media writes about Uniteds performance.
Ten Hag chose to start without captain Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo. The BBC thinks it is a brave choice for the Dutchman. “The victory was a milestone for Ten Hag, who knew he would have been criticized if he had lost without Maguire and Ronaldo. Instead, he witnessed an evening, which he hopes will signal the start of his reign at Old Trafford.”
The English medium gives the highest marks to Lisandro Martínez (8) and Tyrell Malacia (8). “United did not shy away from a duel, with the temper Martínez leading the way.” The Guardian speaks of a “resurrection” of United. “Manchester United had a firm grasp of Liverpool
s heavy metal game. A staggering transformation after the humiliation of two defeats in a row.

1-0 for Manchester United! 👏 Jadon Sancho took his time and shoots. He scores the first goal of the season on behalf of Manchester United. Watch the game live 👉 https://t.co/GWGJuLr16t#ViaplayVoetbal #ViaplaySportNL #MANLIV pic.twitter.com/8TzYgBi1yS
— Viaplay Sport Netherlands (@viaplaysportnl) August 22, 2022

“How a team that loses 4-0 to Brentford was now so much better than the opponent (Liverpool, ed.) who was too strong 9-0 in two games last season is the definition of sports ability to fight back,” the medium writes. Sky Sports speaks of an unrecognisable Manchester United. “The intensity that United put on the mat against Liverpool was not comparable to that of nine days ago against Brentford.

Marcus Rashford puts Manchester United 2-0! 🔥 The VAR decides that it is not an offside and so the goal remains. Can Liverpool come back? 👉 https://t.co/GWGJuLr16t#ViaplayVoetbal #ViaplaySportNL #PremierLeague #MANLIV pic.twitter.com/Ad6DPWxGu4
— Viaplay Sport Netherlands (@viaplaysportnl) August 22, 2022

Manchester Evening News is lyrical and rates Martínezs performance with a 9 and Malacias performance with an 8. “Martínez and Varane were fantastic,” according to the regional medium. An encouraging full debut, MEN writes about the first ninety minutes of Malacia. “He has overcome the nerves and the confidence to claim standard situations.”
Martínez can also count on a hymn. “Did great against Salah and James Milner as well as against minute one. He prevented a nearly certain goal of Bruno Fernandes
s own.