Lukaku & Rashford On Target As Man Utd Beat Man City In Friendly
Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were on target as Manchester United defeated Premier League rivals Manchester City 2-0 in their International Champions Cup pre-season clash at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Thursday.
New signing Lukaku beat City keeper Ederson Moraes to Paul Pogba’s pass on 37 minutes. Then Rashford drove in Jesse Lingard’s pass two minutes later.
“I’m really pleased,” said Mourinho.
“I’m sure Pep [Guardiola] is the same. The most important thing was to give the players high quality training.”
City came close to reducing the deficit when Fernandinho’s long-range shot was tipped over by Sergio Romero. And City boss Guardiola was delighted with the performance of 17-year-old midfielder Phil Foden, who was making his first-team debut.
The game was the first ever Manchester derby played on foreign soil and both teams commemorated the May 22 attacks at a concert in the city shortly before the kick-off. Both teams wore shirts with the distinctive ‘worker bee’ logo, which will be auctioned off to raise money for the victims.