Manchester United had to come
from behind to beat Liverpool
3-1 in the International
Champions Cup final in front if
51 000 spectators in Miami.
However, their performance against the Reds wasn’t as commanding as other and
the Red Devils went behind through a Steven Gerrard penalty after 14 minutes.
Liverpool were the better side in the first half and De Gea was the goalkeeper with more work to do, making his best save against Philippe Coutinho.
After the break, Liverpool initially remained on top but, in the space of two minutes, United turned the game on its head.
First Wayne Rooney, captain of the night, equalized when he met Hernandez’s arrowing cross with a neat volley. Mata put the Reds ahead two minutes later when his
shot deflected off Mamdou Sakho.
Rooney had another goal ruled out after Young’s cross had bounced off the goal stanchion and not the cross bar as first
suspected by the referee who was overruled by his assistant.
The second half was disrupted by a couple of changes from both sides but youngster Jesse Lingard ensured the victory when he
fired a low half-volley from the edge of the box.
The victory ensured Louis van Gaal’s men return unbeaten from their US tour, winning five out of five games (one after penalties), and claiming the International
Champions Cup trophy.