Lisandro Martínez and Raphael Varane react to Manchester United win over Liverpool

Lisandro Martínez and Raphael Varane react to Manchester United win over Liverpool

Manchester United defenders Lisandro Martínez and Raphael Varane have reacted to their hard-fought win over Liverpool.

Man United successfully put a stop to their horrid start to the season, at least for the time being, when they beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Jadon Sancho scored early in the first half after he floored James Milner. Marcus Rashford scored shortly after the second half, and that was enough for the Red Devils to get all three points off Jurgen Klopp’s side, although Mohamed Salah scored late in the game to give Liverpool a glimpse of hope to stage a comeback.

Having lost his opening two league matches, Erik ten Hag decided to make two big changes to his starting lineup from the Brentford defeat.

The Dutchman dropped Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench, and started Raphael Varane, for the first time this season, and Anthony Elanga and both players didn’t let their manager down.

Varane and Martinez formed a formidable partnership at the back and helped silence Liverpool’s threats, although Tyrell Malacia was also in angelic mood.

Martinez took to Twitter to react to his side’s performance against Liverpool.

Lisandro Martínez Raphael Varane Manchester United Liverpool

He said: “U N I T E D!! Great team & fighting spirit, only the first step but an important one to keep growing stronger together. OT was simply amazing thank you for the support!! Vamossss!!”

On Instagram, Varane said: “Tonight we showed our passion and fought like we should !! Old Trafford you were incredible.”

Erik ten Hag was full of praise for the Argentine defender after the game.

“For a defender, his technical skills are quite good and his fighting spirit is there, and also his positioning and his battling – also aerially, he is not the tallest but he has good timing,” Erik ten Hag told Sky Sports.