PHOTO: Manchester United squad pose following win against Liverpool

Manchester United's squad were unsurprisingly happy with beating rivals Liverpool to win a first piece of silverware under Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United have won their first trophy under Louis van Gaal following a 3-1 win against Liverpool in the final of the ICC Cup.

Goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard were enough to see United over the line in what turned out to be an extremely feisty encounter.

An early Steven Gerrard penalty put Liverpool ahead but United continued to work hard and battled well through periods of heavy pressure from their arch Premier League rivals.

United’s stars were understandably delighted after the final whistle and while this is not the most significant piece of silverware they could win over the next 12 months, van Gaal has constantly stressed the importance of a winning mentality.

United now have a friendly against Valencia at Old Trafford before their first Premier League game of the season at home against Swansea City and the boss will be hoping the momentum will just keep rolling.

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