Manchester United vs LiverpoolManchester United's Jadon Sancho scores his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford stadium, in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug 22, 2022.

Against a backdrop of protests against the club’s ownership, Manchester United delivered a performance of intensity and spirit to beat fierce rival Liverpool 2-1 on Monday and finally claim its first points in the Premier League this season.

Composed finishes by Jadon Sancho in the 16th minute and Marcus Rashford in the 53rd earned a victory that will bring some respite for under-pressure manager Erik ten Hag

 who made a huge statement in his team selection by dropping star striker Cristiano Ronaldo and club captain Harry Maguire and was validated. Mohamed Salah scored an 81st-minute consolation but it was another below-par display from Liverpool.

MUN 2-1 LIV Manchester United vs Liverpool Live: 90' | 5 mins added 5 extra minutes added now and Liverpool will throw the kitchen sink against United. Can they conjure up something?

MUN 2-1 LIV Manchester United vs Liverpool Live: 86' | Changes Wan-Bissaka, Van de Beek and Ronaldo come on for Dalot, Eriksen and Rashford.

Manchester United vs Liverpool Live: 82' | Salah scores!! GOOOAAALLL!! And finally Liverpool have their names on the scoresheet!!! Initial Save by De Gea but Salah is there to finish it off. Ball was not cleared properly.