Man Utd fullback Malacia: Victory over Liverpool changed everything

Manchester United defender Tyrell Malacia says victory over Liverpool was a personal watershed moment.

The left-back is currently on international duty with the Netherlands and he has been asked for his thoughts on the season so far. Malacia identified Liverpool as the turning point in the campaign and he admitted he is relishing the chance to start every week.

“Yes, definitely beautiful [Premier League], sure if you get to be here. Especially now that I get to play every week,” Malacia told ESPN. “I think so [Liverpool turning point]. Of course, we didn’t start the first two games well. The training week after that you see that you get to start in the starting eleven and you get to start against Liverpool. What more do you want? The intensity is a bit higher. Every week is a final. That is a big difference, but I focus on my own game.”

Speaking earlier this month, former United captain Gary Neville praised Malacia for his “personality, fight and spirit” after coming on as a second-half substitute in the loss to Brentford several weeks prior.

In response, Malacia said: “Those are nice words and I will definitely take them into my development, but we have to watch my performance from game to game.”