Romelu Lukaku had a sigh of relief as he scored his first goal for Manchester United in a 2-1 pre-season win over Real Salt Lake on Monday evening, it was the second game of the Manchester club’s tour.
The Belgian signing scored in the 38th minute as United came from behind in Utah to beat the MLS side, after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had cancelled out Luis Silva’s opener.
United made 11 changes at half-time and later had Antonio Valencia sent off for a horror challenge from behind and Juan Mata forced off with an ankle injury.
Jose Mourinho revealed afterwards that he was given the option to take Valencia off, but he declined, so the referee issued a red card.
United started with four at the back against Real Salt Lake, with Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones the centre-backs, while Lukaku was handed his first start for the club after joining from Everton.
Manchester Unied Team News:
Man Utd first-half team: J Pereira, Jones, Lindelof, Blind, Fosu-Mensah, McTominay, Carrick, Pogba, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku.
Man Utd second-half team: Romero, Valencia, Bailly, Darmian, Smalling, Herrera, Fellaini, Martial, Pereira, Mata, Rashford.
Jose Mourinho’s team will now face old rivals Manchester City in their next game on July 21 in Houston as part of the ICC Champions Cup.
Source: Sky Sports