Man United vs. Liverpool live score, updates, highlights & lineups as Sancho, Fred and Martial strike before halftime
Jadon Sancho, Fred and Anthony Martial were all on target as Manchester United raced into a 3-0 halftime lead against Liverpool in Bangkok.
How much any meeting between United and Liverpool can ever be considered a “friendly” is up for debate, but new Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag will have been pleased with what he saw at the Rajamangala Stadium.
Sancho's opener came against the run of play when teenage Liverpool full-back Issac Mabaya failed to clear, while Fred netted a sumptuous chip with half an hour played.
Jurgen Klopp then made wholesale changes as planned and Martial caught the new arrivals cold to increase United's lead.
Halftime: I'm sure Erik ten Hag would have taken that scoreline before kick-off, although if Liverpool had taken their early chances things might be very different. Catch you in 10 minutes or so.
45th minute: Ooh, that's a brilliant cross from Tsimikas and Lindeloff finds a headed clearance to match.44th minute: McTominay now flies into Jones. He's certainly looking to make an impression with Ten Hag, while taking full advantage of lenient pre-season refereeing.
43rd minute: It's been a more even game than the scoreline suggests. Jones surges forward into the United box but fluffs is left-footed shot. More wasteful finishing from Klopp's men.
42nd minute: Milner has just left one on McTominay in the centre circle. An elephant never forgets.
37th minute: Not sure the LFC TV commentators imagined they'd be invoking Nigel Clough's and Neil Ruddock's goals after being 3-0 down to Manchester United back in the day, but here we are. Talking of veterans, that's a lovely touch from Milner but his 25-yard effort is easy for De Gea to gather.
35th minute: Klopp's second XI are really struggling with a United team fully up to the speed of the game. Martial plays in the under-lapping Dalot who thumps against the crossbar from a tight angle.
34th minute: McTominay welcomes Milner to proceedings by piling over the back of him and elbowing him in the back of the head. That was pretty unnecessary.
United running away with it now. Tsimikas plays fellow replacement Rhys Williams into trouble. He makes an almighty hash of it and Martial charges though to finish coolly.