On Monday, Manchester United shocked everyone by beating old rivals Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League. The win turned a night of fan protests against the club’s owners into a rare night of celebration.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford’s goals gave United their first points of the season, while Liverpool’s lack of a win in their first three games left Juergen Klopp’s team with just two points and no wins.
It was the first win for United’s Dutch manager Erik ten Hag, who was rewarded for leaving Cristiano Ronaldo and club captain Harry Maguire on the bench.
After last week’s embarrassing 4-0 loss at Brentford, the club’s owners, the Florida-based Glazer family, have been under a lot of scrutiny, and some fans marched to the stadium before the game to protest and ask them to sell the club.
People have also said that United hasn’t done a good job with its transfers, but before the game started, the fans got to see Casemiro, a new player from Real Madrid. The fans cheered, but they were almost drowned out by chants against Glazer.
This strange mix of support and protest went on the whole game, but United’s performance, which was their best in over a year, was what made the night.