In what became the pattern for United’s friendlies this preseason, the match ended with a loss for the Red Devils. The team looked oddly disconnected at times and played most of the match in their own half attempting to keep Bayern from scoring.
Out of the two goalkeepers, Dave was the busiest of the two making several crucial saves that kept the score at just 1-0. Meanwhile on the other half, Neuer barely had any work to do and shockingly spent most of his time inside the 18 yard box although if there was ever a match for him to display his sweeper keeper tendencies it was today as United had no attacking power.
Eric Bailly came off in the first half as a precaution after he needed to receive treatment on the field. Towards the end of the match, United’s youngsters had a final chance to impress Mourinho in a hope that they will be awarded first team playing minutes once the season starts.
United’s next match will be the first of the 2018/2018 Premier League season. They will play on Friday 10 August against Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Arjen Robben scores but his celebration is cut short by the linesman lifting up the flag to signal him as offside.
The replay shows that it was very tight but offside is offside. The score remains at 1-0 with three minutes plus stoppage time to go
Another triple change for United
Lee Grant comes on for Dave, Mitchell comes on for Shaw, and Chong comes on for Lindelof
Boateng gets a rare yellow card during a friendly for his late challenge on McTominay
A triple change for United. McTominay is coming on for Mata, Jones is coming on for #35 who isn’t even on the field (he is actually coming on for Darmian), and Rashford is being replaced by Fosu-Mensah
Bayern were awarded a corner and Rashford tries to make the clearance but is unable to and Javi Martinez is there to score the goal.
Bayern lead 1 goal to 0
Lewondoski seems to go down embarrassingly easy inside the box but the ref does not fall for it and tells him to get up and play on
United are currently playing with 10 players as Eric Bailly had to come off to receive treatment.
He seems to be coming off as a precaution and Smalling is coming on to replace him
The final 45 minutes has begun
It has not been a good first half for Manchester United. While no goals were scored by either team, Bayern looked the better of the two teams and Dave the busiest of the two keepers.
We will be back soon with the second half