Friday, 19 August, 2022

United beat Palace 3-1 in Melbourne

Anthony Martial scored his third goal in three games as a slick Manchester United beat Crystal Palace

3-1 in Melbourne to ensure new coach Erik ten Hag's unbeaten streak remained intact Tuesday, reports AFP. In front of 76,500 fans at Melbourne Cricket Ground, French forward Martial struck in the first half while Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho both collected their second goals of the pre-season tour after the restart. Joel Ward pulled one back for Palace, but they were always chasing a game that saw United reduced to 10 men in the dying minutes after Will Fish was sent off for a deliberate foul. The friendly

victory was Ten Hag's third since taking over after their 4-0 thumping of Liverpool in Bangkok and a 4-1 win over Melbourne Victory. In contrast, it was a second straight defeat for Patrick Vieira's young Palace side, who crashed 2-0 to Liverpool in Singapore on Friday. Dutchman Ten Hag is beginning to stamp his mark on the Old Trafford side, with his team -- who finished a disappointing sixth last season in the

Premier League -- producing some fluid, one-touch football.