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Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool: Winning trophies is a habit

by Sam Peoples

Winning is a habit. The first half was very poor from Manchester United and the team looked out of sorts, similar to how they played against Roma and just like that game, it was a flurry of goals which turned the game on its head.

Wayne Rooney‘s measured finish from an excellent Javier Hernandez cross gave United an equaliser before Juan Mata completed the turnaround with a goal less than two minutes later.

Jesse Lingard wrapped up the game with a superb finish from the edge of the box to cap off an excellent second half performance from United.

It’s only pre-season but the performances fill United fans with hope about what could happen in the Premier League. Bring it on.

LA Galaxy. AS Roma. Inter Milan. Real Madrid. Liverpool. Five games. Five wins. 16 goals scored. 4 conceded.

The necessity for more players is abundantly obvious. Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw were a great start to the transfer window this summer but they were precisely that – a start.

Manchester United still need at least one or two more signings if we are to be considered genuine title contenders this year which is going to be what Louis van Gaal will want to aim for.

Another central midfielder and a versatile centre-back are what Van Gaal needs and with less than four weeks left in the transfer window, expect there to be movement in the not too distant future.

Ashley Young has earned himself another season at United. Young’s performance against Real Madrid left a lot of United fans rubbing their eyes but he proved it wasn’t a flash in the pan by following it up with another stormer against Liverpool.

Young’s all-round performance was fantastic – crossing, dribbling, passing, movement, defending and even the occasional tackle. Fair play to Young, he has earned himself another shot.

The writing is on the wall for Hernandez and Nani. On the contrary, time looks up for both Hernandez.

Van Gaal needs to have a squad who understand and appreciate his philosophy and embrace it as if it were an extension of themselves. Neither Nani or Hernandez tick that box.


Wayne Rooney 1-1

Juan Mata 2-1

Jesse Lingard 3-1

The goal that never was.

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