Man United looked like a motivated side after losing their first two matches, passing the ball around the park in the first 20 minutes leading to Sancho's emphatic opener.

The intensity against an injured Liverpool side that is yet to win a game this season was hard to match as Erik ten Haag's squad made it into the half with a one-goal lead.

They were hanging on by the skin of their teeth as Lisandro Martinez made a goal-line clearance to prevent a Bruno Fernandes own goal.

Not to be complacent, Ten Hag subbed Anthony Martial at fly-half for Anthony Elanga and it paid dividends. Marshall assisted United's second goal in the 51st minute.