Man Utd beat Liverpool

Anthony Martial scores in debut match

Anthony Martial marked his Manchester United debut with a stunning goal to help his side beat Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Christian Benteke’s equally stunning overhead kick had thrown Liverpool a lifeline after Daley Blind’s crisp finish and Ander Herrera’s penalty had put Louis van Gaal’s side in control.

Man Utd’s 3-1 victory puts them in second place in the Premier League standings (photo Reuters)

It was the signal for Martial, the 19-year-old signed from Monaco for £36m on deadline day, to make himself an instant hero after coming on as a second-half substitute, slaloming between Nathaniel Clyne and Martin Skrtel before a composed finish in front of the Stretford End.

Anthony Martial scored in his debut match for Manchester United (photo Reuters)

United keeper David de Gea, who made his first appearance of the season after signing a new four-year contract following the breakdown of his move to Real Madrid, proved his worth with fine saves from Danny Ings and Jordon Ibe.

Liverpool, however, were uncharacteristically tame for a fixture against their fierce rivals.

The win lifts United into second place in the Premier League table behind Manchester City.



Source: BBC

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