‘Finally a Savage that can play’ – Proud dad Robbie praises son Charlie after starring role in Man Utd’s Liverpool win | The Sun

PROUD dad Robbie Savage was left gushing about his son's performance after he played a starring role in Manchester United's win over Liverpool.

Charlie Savage, 19, impressed after coming off the bench as the Red Devils ran riot over their old rivals in a pre-season clash in Bangkok.

While Savage did not score in the 4-0 victory over Jurgen Klopp's side, his substitute appearance impressed many – including his dad.

On Twitter, ex-footballer and BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage had high praise for his son and even suggested the teenager was already better than his old man.

He wrote: "So so proud of @charliesavage84, thought you were terrific, a Maradona turn on edge of your own box…"

After some laughing emojis, Savage senior added "finally a Savage that can play."


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Savage's introduction in the second half was part of a raft of changes from Erik ten Hag, as he got to see his new side in action for the first time.

And it wasn't only Charlie's dad who had praise for his performance.

One United fan wrote on Twitter: "These two lads. Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal are just so sensational. For me, they stood out in today’s match."

A United fan account also praised Iqbal before adding: "Charlie Savage is no slouch either. Holding their own against a top class midfield and don’t look overwhelmed by the situation. Academy future is bright."

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Like his father, Charlie Savage joined Manchester's United's academy and managed to make his first-team debut in a Champions League group stage game last season.

He signed a new long-term deal at the club in May and along with Iqbal are believed to have "surprised" their new boss with their ability.

By the time he came onto the pitch at half-time, United's starting eleven had already inflicted most of the damage on Liverpool.

Jadon Sancho scored after 12 minutes before Fred made it two with a fantastic chip.

Minutes later Anthony Martial was one-on-one with Alisson and scored, before Facundo Pellistri made it four with help from Eric Bailly.

Ten Hag's team were then presented with a unique glowing trophy to celebrate their pre-season victory.

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