The game was well and truly over now and at 4-0 down, Coritiba had little to play for but their pride. However, they were undone again on 74 minutes when another strong run by Januzaj took him into the box. A challenge, which again seemed fair, caused him to fall and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Up strode Jack Barmby and fired the ball low to the left of the ‘keeper to make it 5-0, a scoreline which fairly reflected the game.
With time beginning to ebb away, Joyce rang the changes with Nicky Ioannou, Mats Daehli, Joe Rothwell, Jack Rudge and Joshua Harrop all coming on for a few more minutes on American soil.
This comprehensive victory, albeit in a friendly, represented an enjoyable end to this Texas trip for 19 young United players, one that should stand them in good stead as their football education continues.
United: Sutherland; Hendrie, Fornasier, Blackett, James; Januzaj (Harrop, 85 mins), Pearson (Daehli, 82 mins), Ekangamene (Rudge, 84 mins), Grimshaw (Iannou, 79 mins); Wilson (Weir, 55 mins), van Velzen (Barmby, 45 mins).