Manchester United’s first XI under Erik ten Hag has been announced:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 12, 2022
Interestingly, Ten Hag has started with eleven players who were all in the squad that finished last season in such poor style other than Anthony Martial, who finished his season just as dismally on loan at Sevilla.
The message could be, these are the incumbents, whose places will then be challenged by players coming on to replace them later in the game.
Whilst it will be interesting to see how the same players fare under the new regime, the real interest for fans may come once some of those inevitable substitutions are made.
Harry Maguire is nursing an injury and did not even make the bench.
Liverpool’s starting XI is Alisson, Mabaya, Phillips, Gomez, Chambers, Henderson, Morton, Elliott, Carvalho, Diaz and Firmino.
The match against Liverpool kicks off at 2pm BST in Bangkok.
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