Manchester United 2-1 Real Madrid>> Alexis Sanchez stars as United end pre-season visit on high.

Fred makes full debut as United inflict first defeat of Julen Lopetegui era

Last Update: 01-08-2018


Alexis Sanchez scored one and set up another as Manchester United finished their pre-season voyage through America with a 2-1 triumph over Real Madrid in Miami.

Man of the match Sanchez let go United into the lead on 18 minutes, changing over Matteo Darmian’s perfect curtailed, and his knockdown set up Ander Herrera for their second nine minutes after the fact.

Karim Benzema split the shortage in first-half stoppage-time and the European champions enhanced in the second time frame, Raul De Tomas spurning an eminent opportunity to level on 82 minutes.

In any case, United hung on for the confidence boosting win to guarantee Julen Lopetegui’s first amusement accountable for Madrid finished in vanquish.

Player evaluations

Man Utd: De Gea (6), Darmian (7), Fosu-Mensah (6), Bailly (6), McTominay (6), Shaw (5), Herrera (7), Fred (6), A. Pereira (6), Mata (6), Sanchez (8).

Subs: Tuanzebe (6), Mitchell (5), Garner (5).

Genuine Madrid: Casilla (6), Odriozola (7), Javi Sanchez (5), Vallejo (5), Theo (5), Llorente (6), Valverde (6), Ceballos (6), Vinicius Jr (6), Bale (5), Benzema (7).

Subs: Nacho (5), Asensio (6), Mayoral (5), Isco (5), De Tomas (4), Lunin (5), Reguilon (6), Lopez (5), Oscar (5), Odegaard (6).

Man of the Match: Alexis Sanchez

Joined secured their first pre-season triumph inside a hour and a half against European champions Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho amazed numerous by beginning Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Scott McTominay in a back three, while summer marking Fred made his first begin for the club, yet the arrangement permitted United’s wing-backs to push on and undermine Real right off the bat.

Darmian began an assault which prompted United’s first possibility as Sanchez accumulated his cross-field pass and selected Juan Mata, who scraped a shot into the side-netting on five minutes.

Madrid reacted three minutes after the fact with their very own dazzling assault as Gareth Bale discharged Alvaro Odriozola on the cover, and his whipped cross was let go inches wide by Benzema.

The two sides promptly traded blows in an engaging begin at the Hard Rock Stadium before United made the achievement. Again Darmian was the source as he shot behind Theo Hernandez after a snappy toss and crossed superbly for Sanchez to dispatch the opener.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates with Matteo Darmian after given Manchester United the lead against Real Madrid

Parcel had the opportunity to draw Real level six minutes after the fact when the vivacious Vinicius Jnr tricked Fosu-Mensah and crossed for the Welshman, yet he redirected an exertion wide.

What’s more, inside three minutes United multiplied their lead as Sanchez splendidly thumped a Mata cross into the way of Herrera, who roared a second through the legs of Kiko Casilla.

Alexis Sanchez and Fred compliment Ander Herrera after he duplicates United’s lead

De Gea watched a bubbling Bale shot settle on the top of his net before long, yet his determination was beaten on the cusp of half-time as Benzema jabbed Theo’s fine cross home at the close post.

Madrid, revived by a heap of substitutions, controlled the second time frame against a United side that obviously exhausted with every tortuous moment.

Karim Benzema wheels away subsequent to scoring against Manchester United


Martin Odegaard bursted an incredible possibility over on 57 minutes before substitute De Tomas indefensibly missed the objective from three yards after a Marcos Asensio cross had dismembered the United barrier.

Nacho came quite close to compelling a punishment shootout in included time with a long-run drive yet United clutched end their US visit on a high.

Jose Mourinho is cheerful Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones will be accessible for Man Utd’s Premier League opener against Leicester however was still obviously miserable with Anthony Martial


Man of the Match – Alexis Sanchez


After a conflicting begin to life at Old Trafford, Alexis Sanchez’s execution against the European champions filled in as additional confirmation that he is prepared to kick his first full season at Manchester United with a blast. The Chilean played a part in the two objectives, clinically dispatching Darmian’s cross for the opener, before expertly laying on the second for Herrera. His work rate and try in the second half, when his partners started to tire, was similarly as amazing. Sanchez has been United’s star execution in America and they will seek after business as usual when the Premier League moves around.


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