Manchester United continued their preparations for the brand new season with a 3-1 victory over Ligue 1 facet RC Lens at Outdated Trafford, regardless of new goalkeeper Andre Onana being overwhelmed by a shocking midway line strike.
There was a buzz round Outdated Trafford earlier than kick-off when new Manchester United £72m signing Rasmus Hojlund was offered to the house followers.
United tried to capitalise and make a quick begin however Mason Mount wasted an excellent alternative after Bruno Fernandes’ good move launched Alejandro Garnacho. The 19-year-old squared the ball for Mount, however he couldn’t discover the again of the online after failing to make a clear connection along with his shot from eight yards.
United fell behind, considerably in opposition to the run of play, within the twenty third minute and the aim got here in spectacular style.
Sotoca pounced on some unfastened United passing on midway and with Onana beginning outdoors his personal penalty space, the Lens ahead went for aim and the ball dropped over the backpedalling goalkeeper and into the again of the online.
Regardless of going behind, United continued to create probabilities however they went in on the break annoyed as Garnacho fired over and Antony’s strike was deflected over the crossbar.
Erik ten Haag’s roared again after the break. Antony’s move launched Marcus Rashford, who with the assistance of a deflection completed previous Bryce Samba to deliver the scores degree.
5 minutes later and United had been within the lead. The spectacular Garnacho broke down the left earlier than enjoying in Antony and the Brazilian discovered the far nook.
United’s quick-fire turnaround was full with three objectives in 11 minutes as Rashford’s goalbound header hit Casemiro earlier than discovering the underside nook as the house facet accomplished one other spectacular pre-season outing forward of their return to Premier League motion subsequent weekend.
In photos: Going, going, gone! Onana overwhelmed by gorgeous strike
Manchester United’s pre-season concludes with a conflict againt La Liga facet Athletic Bilbao on Sunday on the Aviva Stadium in Dublin; kick-off 4pm.
Ten Hag’s facet’s Premier League marketing campaign then will get underway on the primary Monday Night time Soccer of the season (Monday August 14) hen they tackle Wolves at Outdated Trafford. MNF will get underway on the new time of 6.30pm on Sky Sports activities premier League earlier than the motion kicks off at 8pm.
Manchester United will begin the 2023/24 season in opposition to Wolves at Outdated Trafford on Monday Night time Soccer on August 14, dwell on Sky Sports activities.
Erik ten Hag’s facet, who completed final third within the Premier League final season, then face a visit to Tottenham on August 19 and the go to of Nottingham Forest on August 26 earlier than heading to Arsenal on September 3, additionally dwell on Sky Sports activities.
Man Utd’s first Manchester derby is on October 28 after they welcome treble-winning Man Metropolis to Outdated Trafford with the return fixture happening on March 2 on the Etihad.
Liverpool host Man Utd at Anfield – the venue of final season’s 7-0 thrashing – on December 16 whereas Ten Hag’s facet play their bitter rivals at Outdated Trafford on April 6.
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