Manchester United   0

Inter Milan   0

(United win 5-3 on penalties)

29 July FedEx Field | Attendance: 61,238

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30/07/2014 02:30, Report by Adam Bostock
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United 0 Inter 0 (5-3 pens)

Manchester United's successful Tour 2014, presented by Aon, continued with a penalty shoot-out victory after Louis van Gaal's men were held to a goalless draw by Inter Milan.

Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Darren Fletcher all converted from the spot to complete a full set of spot-kicks for the Reds – playing in the new blue third kit for the first time – while Marco Andreolli's miss for Inter proved pivotal at the FedEx Field, home of NFL's Washington Redskins.

Van Gaal started with his three senior centre-backs all on the pitch, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones switching to the middle and right respectively, while Jonny Evans retained the left-sided role in which he began the tour against LA Galaxy. Young and Antonio Valencia took up the wing-back positions, with Ander Herrera and captain Darren Fletcher allowing Juan Mata to operate behind strikers Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.

The man who Evans, Jones and Smalling are all striving to replace, Inter's new no.15 Nemanja Vidic, provided the biggest threat to United's goal in the early exchanges, albeit not a significant one with both of his headers from corners comfortably clearing Anders Lindegaard's crossbar. Jones fared better at the other end when his connection with a Mata set-piece forced a save from Samir Handanovic diving low to his left.

Rooney tried to reprise the goal which unlocked another Italian defence, Roma's, when he opened up onto his right foot and sent a shot dipping just over the frame, but then the game descended into something of a lull as both sides went through typical pre-season motions. 

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