Manchester United also won their second exhibition game on Friday under manager Erik ten Haag. Substitutes Tyrrell Malaysia, Tony van de Beek and Tahit Chong scored the final goals as ‘The Red Devils’ ran out 1-4 winners in Melbourne Victory.
United fell behind early in Australia but sorted things out before half-time. Scott McTominay scored from a deflected shot and Anthony Martial worked in from close range after receiving the ball with some luck.
Halfway through, Den Haag decided to completely change his team and the Dutch were allowed to make their appearance. Marcus Rashford made it 1-3 after the break and Chong was largely responsible for the final chord. His pass was collected by a Melbourne Victory player.
Manchester United was in Thailand on Tuesday, where they played a friendly against Premier League club Liverpool (4-0). It was Den Haag’s first game as coach. The acet Malaysia has already made his unofficial debut for United in Bangkok.
It looks like Den Haag could welcome back Lisandro Martinez in the short term. Ajax have reportedly agreed a deal with Manchester United for a total transfer fee of around €55 million.
Manchester United will now be in Australia and will play exhibition games against Crystal Palace (Tuesday) and Aston Villa (Saturday, July 23). This is followed by friendlies against Atlético Madrid in Norway (July 30) and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford (July 31).
Tony van de Beek celebrates a goal with producer Marcus Rashford.
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