Manchester United Maradona hailed after brilliant performance against Liverpool

Charlie Savage Manchester United
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Former Premier League midfielder Robbie Savage lauded son Charlie after Manchester United beat Liverpool 4-0 in our opening pre-season game on Tuesday.

The 19 year old Charlie Savage replaced Fred in the beginning of the second-half and his performance was impressive.

Savage had young teammate Zidane Iqbal alongside him, and they were both excellent as United kept a clean sheet.

Robbie Savage, who also came through Manchester United’s academy, took to social media after the game to praise his son.

“So so proud,” Robbie wrote. “I thought you were terrific, a Maradona turn on edge of your own box. Who did you get that from? Finally, a savage that can play.”

Robbie Savage never made a first-team appearance for Manchester United and would be proud to see his son impress for the Red Devils.

Charlie Savage made his first-team debut for United against BSC Young Boys in the Champions League in December. He signed his first professional contract with United in April 2021.

Savage received praise from co-commentator Ben Thornley on MUTV, who described him as the type of player Roy Keane would have loved playing with, because he ‘never gives the ball away’.

Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri all scored to secure the 4-0 victory over Liverpool.