Who was our Man of the Match in Perth?
Erik ten Hag used 21 Manchester United players in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in Perth, Australia, but there was a clear winner in the poll to name our Man of the Match.
Sancho was named in the starting XI for the fourth successive match on Tour 2022 and he continued his encouraging form at the Optus Stadium against a Villa side that was really competitive.
Highlights: United v Aston Villa
Short match highlights | Watch the goals and key action from a rain-soaked encounter at the Optus Stadium...
Our former Borussia Dortmund forward wasn’t finished there, either: late in the first half, his pass led to Marcus Rashford hitting a shot that forced an own goal from Villa’s Matty Cash.
Ten Hag stuck with his starting line-up for 67 minutes before making 10 outfield changes, which meant Sancho and the team all registered another beneficial workout in this pre-season tour.
Although Villa managed to restore parity thanks to second-half goals by Leon Bailey and Calum Chambers, the Reds were satisfied with the display and managed to avoid any injuries.
Speaking after the draw, Ten Hag told us: “The first half was a decent performance, 2-0 up, but the second half we came back out of the dressing room, we had control of the game and we gave it away. That’s not good so that is a lesson.
“For the players, for the team, I think we make a lot of progress, a lot of positive aspects. I would say also, at the end, a set-back, but it’s also part of the season. You also have to have setbacks and have to deal with it.”
SANCHO ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Check out these tweets about Jadon...
A superb @Sanchooo10 volley opens the scoring in Perth! 🤩🇦🇺#MUFC || #MUTOUR22— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 23, 2022
3️⃣ goals in 4️⃣ games ⚽️— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 23, 2022
Another exciting display from @Sanchooo10 💫⚪️#MUFC || #MUTOUR22 pic.twitter.com/P0dYybLzYb
Jadon Sancho's last full season as a RW:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 23, 2022
Goal or assist every 80 mins
3⚽️ in 4 apps under ETH. 🙌🙌🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/awSMXlQtSL
Jadon Sancho's game by numbers vs. Aston Villa:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 23, 2022
100% shot accuracy
12 final third passes
6 touches in opp. box
3 possessions won
1 key pass
Locking down Man Utd's RW. 🔐🔐🔐 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/K6qvsKVUVJ