Manchester United completed their tour of the United States with a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in Miami.
A couple of quality goals in the first half from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera gave us the lead against a side that featured some stars such as Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
Madrid, however, never really got out of first gear and even though Benzema got a goal, we were able to shut up shop in the second half.
United have been hampered by the absence of first-team players but that should change in the coming days. Fred was the standout player in midfield while Alexis Sanchez was industrious in the attack.
The Chilean gave us the lead when Matteo Darmian delivered a cross in the 18th minute. Nine minutes later, Darmian lifted the ball to Juan Mata who crossed it in for Sanchez. The Chilean then diverted the ball to Herrera, who made no mistake to give us a two-goal lead.
Benzema scored from a Theo Hernandez cross but that was it from the Spanish side. We did record our first win in normal time on tour but a number of our fans were not happy with the performance from the side.
we win but that was a very poor performance and leave me feeling dread for the start of the season
— Azriel (@Azriel713) August 1, 2018
Alexis Sanchez baby ⚪⚫ pic.twitter.com/SXc0aMrlzT
— Barry ⚪⚫ (@barry007j) August 1, 2018
If Alexis Sanchez would roll like Neymar in World Cup then he would have covered the whole earth 10 times. Too much fouls on him.
— Dex (@DexterUnited) August 1, 2018
It doesn’t matter, we basically just won the champions league
— Christian Peterson (@cpete2k1) August 1, 2018
WE’RE GONNA WIN EVERY TOURNAMENT POSSIBLE, PREMIER LEAGUE, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, WIMBLEDON, THE OLYMPICS WE’RE WINNING IT ALL COME ON UNITEDDDD
— Jonas (@DeGeabiIity) August 1, 2018
Fred the Red!
— Jeevan David Maxim (@JeevanDavid) August 1, 2018
— (@illbedeadby30) August 1, 2018
Me after that performance. pic.twitter.com/qRHJSDI4Rg
— Tom (@CynicalLive) August 1, 2018
Good game. Not so bad and not too great. There’s still room for improvement. #GGMU
— B®¥T_ (@brytex_7) August 1, 2018
We won but that second half was so painful to watch pic.twitter.com/QS32BhyvMD
— – (@ItsIshy97) August 1, 2018
Wdf! just take a look at the stat…Is this how They LL win the league pic.twitter.com/GauyJ1d4Or
— Frankisenx (@Sirwynee) August 1, 2018
Good 1st half. Didn’t have a shot in the 2nd. Jose needs to stop sitting back after taking leads. Sometimes is understandable but not in a friendly and against weaker sides in the league
— Redcastle (@whitefort_) August 1, 2018