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Manchester United beats LA Galaxy 5-2


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Marcus Rashford struck twice as Manchester United’s pre-season tour got off to a comfortable start, with Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof making their first appearances in a comprehensive defeat of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
After five grueling days of double-sessions in the Californian sunshine, Saturday evening brought the chance to blow away the cobwebs at a sold-out StubHub Center.
David Beckham was among those in attendance on a night that United bossed from the outset. Mourinho named a different line-up in each half, with Marouane Fellaini complementing a Rashford brace in the first period before Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial scored in a 5-2 friendly win.
James Ducker was there to watch United’s performance, and here’s what he made it.
All eyes may have been drawn to Romelu Lukaku, who was handed his Manchester United debut in the second half of a 5-2 victory over LA Galaxy in the opening match of the club’s pre-season tour of the US.
But United’s new £90 million striker was upstaged on the night by fellow striker Marcus Rashford, who scored twice and should have claimed a hat-trick.
Lukaku had one notable chance soon after coming on but was denied by Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe in a low-key first run out for his new club following his move from Everton.

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