Manchester U 3 Liverpool 1

Anthony Martial

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Liver­pool 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 12, 2015. Fol­low­ing a dis­ap­point­ing 2-1 loss to Swansea City at Liberty Sta­dium, Man­chester Uni­ted re­deemed them­selves by beat­ing North West rivals Liver­pool 3-1 at Old Trafford. 

Man­chester Uni­ted en­joyed plenty of chances dur­ing the fir­st ha­lf, but they were denied by Liver­pool and Bel­gi­um goal­keeper Si­mon Migno­let. The Old Traf­ford club began the sec­ond ha­lf just as pos­it­ively and the break­through came af­ter 49 min­utes when Ju­an Ma­ta sent a low free-kick to Da­ley Bli­nd who hammed a power­ful shot from in­side the pen­alty area pa­st Migno­let and in­to the top left cor­ner of the net. Man­chester Uni­ted car­ried on at­tack­ing and were duly re­war­ded as An­der Her­rera ad­ded a sec­ond goal for the hosts in the 70th min­ute of the der­by ga­me. Bel­gian in­ter­na­tion­al Chris­ti­an Ben­teke gave the away sup­port­ers some re­newed hope when the mas­sive marks­man fou­nd the tar­get on 84 min­utes, but new sign­ing An­thony Mar­tial took the mat­ch bey­ond reach for the vis­it­ors as the de­butant be­at Migno­let wi­th a well pla­ced ef­fort four min­utes from time. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Chris Small­ing, Da­ley Bli­nd, Lu­ke Shaw, Mat­teo Dar­mian, Ju­an Ma­ta, Mi­chael Car­rick, An­der Her­rera, Mem­ph­is De­pay, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Basti­an Sch­wein­steiger. Sub­stitutes: Ash­ley Young, Mor­gan Schneider­lin, An­thony Mar­tial, Mar­cos Rojo, An­tonio Va­lencia, Pad­dy McNair, Ser­gio Rom­ero. Liver­pool Te­am: Si­mon Migno­let, Nath­aniel Clyne, De­jan Lovren, Joe Go­mez, Mar­tin Skr­tel, Ja­mes Mil­ner, Lu­cas Leiva, Emre Can, Chris­ti­an Ben­teke, Rob­erto Firmino, Dan­ny Ings. Sub­stitutes: Al­berto Moreno, Divock Origi, Jor­don Ibe, Kolo Tou­re, Ma­madou Sakho, Jor­dan Rossiter, Ad­am Bogdan.


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An­thony Mar­tial sig­ned wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted from French Lea­gue One si­de AS Monaco for a trans­fer fee es­tim­ated to be some­where in the re­gion of £36 mil­lion on the 1st of Septem­ber 2015.


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