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Liverpool 1 United 3

Liverpool 1 United 3

In Miami, in the early hours of the morning (UK time), Manchester United beat their old rivals, 3-1, to claim the International Champions Cup.

In front of over 50,000 spectators, at the Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, United fell behind early on, in the 24th minute, when Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot.

United had to wait until the 55th minute before getting back on level terms, with the equalizer coming from Wayne Rooney.

Two minutes later United went ahead when our record signing, Juan Mata, scored. Now chasing the game, Liverpool were condemned to defeat in the closing minutes when Jesse Lingard scored a third for Manchester United.

It`s a first trophy for Manchester United under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal and it`s always pleasing to turn Liverpool over. With one trophy in the bag, hopefully this will provide the impetus for United to go on and win some more this coming season!



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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday August 5 2014
Time: 1:05PM

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We were poor but still managed a 3-1 result against what was mostly a first-team Liverpool side. I personally didn't feel Liverpool were all too threatening, it was only from our errors that they mustered the chances they did.

Speaking of errors God knows what got into Evans this game, he's normally our most composed defender and certainly the best with the ball at his feet but you would never have guessed that by his performance. Jones meanwhile might feel hard done by by the penalty but all the same it was a clumsy challenge which you shouldn't be making in the box, all he had to do was shepherd Sterling wide. Fletcher also had a shocker considering he's been one of our best players during this pre-season tournament.

The team responded well though at half-time, Van Gaal made the changes needed and the game changed in our favour for it. We looked more settled, found more space and from that point onwards Liverpool didn't really do anything nor look like doing anything. Young had another great game, Shaw is looking better and better, Rooney looks reborn (again!), Smalling was solid again, De Gea was his class self, Herrera is still settling but looks to be a great player, Welbeck has looked good and Mata has carried on where he left off.

We've learned more from this game than any of the others, more about the deficiencies in the team and weaknesses in the 3-5-2 system. It's been a great pre-season for us, the player looked fitter and fitter as you would expect but also they're picking up Van Gaals philosophy faster than expected. We know where we've got to strengthen, which players don't have a place in the club anymore, which players are fighting for a career here and who have seemingly saved their career here. Hopefully we can now kick-on and carry this form into the league, make the signings we need and get rid of the deadweight.
TheFamousNo7
05/08/2014 14:03:00
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Another good pre-season result which is always pleasing, especially against them lot, hopefully though Van Gaal has spotted the weaknesses in the team and sorts them out with some fresh blood before the window closes.
Kanchelskis
05/08/2014 18:08:00
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Great for morale, both for players and fans. I am now just getting worried that we are not signing players. We obviously need more defenders, why havent we signed any? We still also need a CM/DMC but maybe we are waiting for Strootman in January, but if we are to have a shot this season, we need at least 3 more players.
nordkap
05/08/2014 18:13:00
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Great for morale, both for players and fans. I am now just getting worried that we are not signing players. We obviously need more defenders, why havent we signed any? We still also need a CM/DMC but maybe we are waiting for Strootman in January, but if we are to have a shot this season, we need at least 3 more players.
nordkap
05/08/2014 18:13:00
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Sry for the repeat.
nordkap
05/08/2014 18:13:00
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Great to see us have a good preseason but we're still a work in progress. Getting the team ready for the up coming season will take a lot still. LVG has his work cut out now just to get/get rid of players nevermind getting the team settled into a new system.
MotorMad
05/08/2014 19:58:00
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