Man Utd off to flying start in pre-season

Manchester United registered victory in their opening pre-season game, with goals from Marcus Rashford and James Garner securing victory over Perth Glory.

Romelu Lukaku, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof missed out through injury, while Paul Pogba was only named on the bench alongside new signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Red Devils took control from the onset but couldn't really carve out clear-cut openings, with Ashley Young and Anthony Martial going close with efforts from distance.

With 28 minutes gone, Jesse Lingard went close for the Red Devils after forcing goalkeeper Liam Reddy into a fine save with a strike from range.

Unfortunately, that proved to be the final chance from both sides in the opening half as the hosts struggled to test United shot-stopper Sergio Romero.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went for a completely new side for the second half, a decision that worked as Marcus Rashford broke the deadlock in the 59th minute with a neat finish.

Mason Greenwood went close to bagging a second for United in the 65th minute after being set up by Juan Mata, but the young forward dragged his effort wide.

United continued pushing for the second goal and were eventually rewarded in the last five minutes, with Garner sending a fine effort past Reddy from distance.

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