United 3 Crystal Palace 1
Manchester United made it three wins from three during Tour 2022 so far, with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace in Melbourne.
United opened the scoring after 17 minutes, with Anthony Martial coming good on his early promise, after two strong chances beforehand.
A wonderful cross from Diogo Dalot was chested down and fired home by the Frenchman, thus keeping up his record of scoring in all three of the Reds' pre-season outings.
Harry Maguire did well to prevent Jesurun Rak-Sayki from equalising soon after, with United looking comfortable while defending any early advances from the Eagles.
Marcus Rashford's wicked cross failed to pick out a white shirt soon after, before the first half’s action drew to a close at 'The G'.
And soon after, on the hour mark, it was three. Martial's delightful through ball put Sancho clean through, as the England international raced through to caress his right-footed effort beyond Remi Matthews.
Wholesale changes then followed for United, with youngsters Amad, Will Fish, Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage all introduced. With 15 minutes remaining, Crystal Palace got a goal back, as Joel Ward headed in a Luka Milivojevic corner.
Fish was then set off late on for a foul on Victor Akinwale, denying the Eagles youngster a goalscoring chance, as Ten Hag’s side held out for victory.
SOCIAL MEDIA REACTION
Excellent chest control and finish by Martial from Dalot's cross.— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) July 19, 2022
Martial killed the ball, played it to Sancho, Martial ran onto it, laid off to Van de Beek to square to Rashford for a tap-in. Total football stuff. #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) July 19, 2022
Man Utd’s Front Three vs. Palace:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 19, 2022
The future is very bright. 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/fc9XH31M5F
The short version of the match highlights is available below.
Extended editions, including the full 90 minutes, are also available on the United App and ManUtd.com
United: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Malacia; McTominay, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Subs not used: Heaton, Kovar, Bailly, Shaw, Pellistri, Chong, Garnacho.
Goals: Martial 17, Rashford 48, Sancho 59.
Dismissals: Fish 84.
Palace: Butland, Clyne, Andersen, Ward, Mitchell; Rak-Sakyi, Milivojevic, Phillips; Ebiowei, Mateta, Ayew.
Subs not used: Guaita, Edouard, Street, Rodney.
Goals: Ward 74.
Bookings: Phillips, Ayew.
United's next test during on Tour 2022 journey comes in Perth, as we once again face off against Premier League opposition in Aston Villa. That game will take place at the Optus Stadium, with the action getting under way at 10:45 (BST).
Steven Gerrard's side proved a difficult test during the 2021/22 campaign, having clawed back a two-goal deficit to rescue a point back in January at Villa Park.
Every pre-season game - including our clash with Aston Villa on Saturday (10:45 BST) - will be shown live on MUTV, now available in our app and on ManUtd.com.