He then failed to challenge Dave Romney in the air before the defender’s header was eventually put into the back of the net by Dos Santos.
Marouane Fellaini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial also struck for United in the 5-2 win. Jesse Lingard poked the ball away into the path of Rashford who slotted it past the Galaxy goalkeeper.
“I can’t say any word about another player“, Mourinho said. “He can tell you more about it than me but, for any football player, to come back to the team where you made your debut is something special”.
It didn’t take long for the “Red Devils” to exert their dominance at the start of the game and the first minutes of their U.S. Tour.
It took a scrambling save from Jon Kempin to deny Juan Mata a sublime second moments later when the Spaniard attempted an audacious lob from the edge of the area, nearly catching the Galaxy goalkeeper off guard.
On Rashford, he continued: “Natural evolution of a kid”. He played like us: two teams, let’s play. Juan Mata saw a fine clipped shot well saved before the Spaniard, on 20 minutes, set Rashford up for another excellent goal.
We’ll update this post with team news once the starting line-ups are announced.
Ashley Cole’s attempts to halt Lukaku as he cut inside off the right early in the second half merely resulted in the former England worldwide bouncing off the Belgian’s bulk. A real positive experience to get us ready for a real dog fight in the second half of the season.
Lukaku got into the business quickly, and had a decent chance in the 49th minute to score his first goal in United colours but the Belgian was thwarted in his attempt by Galaxy’s goal-keeper.
United have been in talks with Inter Milan over Ivan Peresic since the start of the transfer window, however the Red Devils do not seem to want to meet the asking price of £48 million. The Spaniard is still being closely monitored by Real Madrid, despite having several years left on his contract at the moment.
The Portuguese was named Premier League Player of the Month on four occasions, Player of the Season twice and claimed the 2007-08 Premier League Golden Boot with 31 goals in 34 appearances.
The Galaxy returns to MLS play, Wednesday at home against Vancouver.