Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United secured their third win on a row in the International Champions Cup held in United States of America. The Red Devils have defeated the European and Spanish champions Barcelona with a 3-1 scoreline.
Manchester United previously defeated Mexican side Club America 1-0 and American side San Jose Earthquakes 3-1. On the other hand, FC Barcelona had defeated MLS champions LA Galaxy with a 2-1 scoreline. Both the teams started with a very strong line up.
Barcelona playing XI– Ter Stegen, Adriano, Pique, Vermaleen, Jordi Alba, Iniesta, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Pedro, Rafinha, Luis suarez
Manchester United playing XI– De Gea, Darmian, Jones, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Juan Mata, Young, Memphis Depay, Rooney.
Wayne Rooney put the Red Devils in front on eight minutes with a well placed header. Barca could have twice been ahead inside the opening five minutes as Suarez saw a free-kick thud against the post, and reported Real Madrid target David de Gea – starting his first game in pre-season – denied Sergi Roberto.
United substitute Jese Lingard scored on 65 minutes just after spending 2 minutes on the field. Barca struck the post multiple times with Suarez and Munir being the unlucky ones. Rafinha scored a consolation goal for the Catalan giants on 90 minutes but the Red Devils wonderkid Adnan Januzaj restored the 2 goal lead again moments later.
United have one match remaining in their participation in the International Champions Cup – against Paris Saint-Germain – while Barca face Chelsea and Fiorentina. Here is the full match highlights-