5 Interesting Notes Of Manchester United Difficult Victory Against Real Salt Lake
Manchester United struggled against MLS Real Salt Lake team. Almost a draw, Romelu Lukaku finally managed to give victory to Manchester United. However, winning or losing is not a major issue in friendlies. Here are five important points after the game ended 2-1.
Proof of quality Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku had to watch Marcus Rashford score two goals in their first pre-season game against LA Galaxy. Signing in as a second-half substitute, Lukaku failed to score, but against Real Salt Lake he was given a chance to be a starter.
At the beginning of the action is not too visible, got a cross from Timothy Fosu-Mensah and fired a shot from a distance of about 30 meters.
After failing to take advantage of opportunities against LA Galaxy, he opened his goal record at minute 38 at the Rio Tinto Stadium. His first touch to control the Mkhitaryan bait is not the best, but his calm in the penalty box is clearly visible.
The strange red card of Antonio Valencia
Valencia’s red card on 68 minutes was unusual, not only because of this friendship, but Jose Mourinho was asked the referee to replace him so as not to be red-carded after Sebastian Saucedo tackle. from behind.
Mounrinho refused to do that because he did not receive a red card issued by the referee for his players. He felt Valencia did not deserve a red card because Saucedo play harder and dangerous.
Juan Mata Injury
The eye is a victim of Saucedo’s ferocity. He only survived 15 minutes on the pitch before Saucedo made Mata’s ankle in pain. Apparently this is what makes Valencia upset, Saucedo’s behavior in the field is very aggressive.
Mourinho hopes the eye injury is not serious. “Eye ankles are swollen, but I hope it is not serious,” Mourinho said after the match.
Manchester United’s bad defense
After using three defenders against LA Galaxy, United this time using four Fosu-Mensah defender, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and Daley Blind. It’s a far cry from the solid and entering 30 minutes Real Salt Lake several times through midfield and creates a good chance. Jones seems too easily conquered in Luis Silva’s goal. He passed Jones before conquering Joel Pereira.
Real Salt Lake also managed to penetrate the left side of United’s defense, they managed to conquer Daley Blind several times. However, there is a positive side, Fosu-Mensah one of the players who look slick in the first round. In addition to surviving well, he also contributed well on the front lines. Lindelof also appear convincing in the middle and playing neatly when it comes out of the area.
In the second half the threat of Real Salt was reduced and United’s line-up was hard to see. The presence of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling made the movement of Real Salt Lake more difficult.
An all-out Real Salt Lake turnover
Changing the entire team after the first half as did Manchester United may seem standard on pre-season, but Real Salat Lake takes a step further. 48 hours after this match they will play in MLS against Portland Timbers, they only play 30 minutes with their starting XI and then replace all the players on the field.
There is also a substitution of players in the 70th minute, they include five new power. Actually quite embarrassing United play slick against Real Salt Lake because this club must prepare MLS game also lasted 48 hours after this fight and they also a lot of changing players – almost all players appear. So they have to recover quickly in order to be fit against Portland. (Source: skysports.com)