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Rashford double as United thrash Galaxy

Afp, Los Angeles     17 July, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United kicked off their pre-season tour of the United States with a 5-2 rout of the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.


With new signing Romelu Lukaku starting on the bench, England striker Rashford reminded manager Jose Mourinho of his eye for goal with an energetic display against an outclassed Galaxy team.


Rashford opened the scoring after only two minutes, punishing an error from Ariel Lassiter near the Galaxy penalty area to dart in on goal and place his finish beyond goalkeeper Jon Kempin.


The 19-year-old doubled his tally in the 20th minute, latching onto a clever pass from Juan Mata to make it 2-0.


Marouane Fellaini put United 3-0 ahead five minutes later, tucking a low shot past the hapless Kempin after good work down the left flank by Jesse Lingard.


The remainder of the half resembled a training exercise, with United dominating possession against a Galaxy line-up who also made wholesale changes at half-time.


Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both went close while new signing Victor Lindelof should have done better with a close-range effort that flew over the bar.


However on 67 minutes United got their fourth of the night when Martial burst forward and threaded a pass to Mkhitaryan who made no mistake with a confident low strike. Martial made it 5-0 five minutes later, rifling home Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s pullback.

 

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