Manchester United registered their first win of the US pre-season tour and it was a nervous one as Jose Mourinho’s side came out on top 9-8 on penalties.
It took 26 penalties for the match to be decided as Franck Kessie’s Panenka went over the bar after Ander Herrera had scored his second from the shoot-out.
Alexis Sanchez was once again our best player as he took up the role of Anthony Martial in the starting XI. The French attacker left the United side as his partner is expected to give birth to their boy and Sanchez took full advantage of the start.
The Chilean scored the opening goal of the game as he slotted past Gianluigi Donnarumma in the 12th minute. However, the lead did not last long as Suso grabbed an equaliser for the Serie A side just three minutes later.
One major surprise was that Matteo Darmian was given the captain’s armband as he started the game and Antonio Valencia was sent back home after picking up an injury during the second game of the tour.
It certainly was a long game for the fans to soak up and here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.
26 penalties LOL
I need to sleep
— YULISSA LOW (@YuliLow) July 26, 2018
— iͥmͫNiͥcͨ (@zhixinJs) July 26, 2018
Altast, United had the last laugh
— Debraj Chakraborty (@ImDebraj8) July 26, 2018
26 penalties damn I thought it was a drama series
— Ibrah Wa Thikah 2K18 (@Ibrah_Wa_Thikah) July 26, 2018
Sanchez with a banger pic.twitter.com/lbId4jYB8R
— Jonathan ronoh (@ronoh_jonathan) July 26, 2018
Yes we won but I don’t think we’re ready for this coming season,we looks rusty @ManUtd
— Tau Mlambo (@tau_mlambo) July 26, 2018
— Ianzo •w• (@CaptainSlyian) July 26, 2018
We have won, after heartbreaking penalties, we are going to win champs league, premier league and everything else with this kind of play. pic.twitter.com/ora1asijeN
— Y u s u f. (@mugagga_kasajja) July 26, 2018
— nanda⚪️⚫️ (@_nandafam) July 26, 2018
We are going to win this pre season of champions league ! Buzzing
— Faréd (@mofaridofficial) July 26, 2018
Should have got the managers to take one each.
— Stephen (@MarcosAsensio5) July 26, 2018
AND WE’VE WON IT!!!!! ⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/j9SUe6E3kH
— #MUFC (@kapil_craz) July 26, 2018
— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) July 26, 2018
— Diogo Dalot (@Inno254) July 26, 2018
— Supreeth Mohan alias SuMo (@supreeth28) July 26, 2018