Who was United's Man of the Match against Lyon?

Wednesday 19 July 2023 17:15

Manchester United defeated Lyon 1-0 at Murrayfield in our second match of pre-season.

The friendly, which saw Erik ten Hag make 10 substitutions at half-time, was settled by a second-half volley from Donny van de Beek, while a host of youngsters got the opportunity once more to impress the United boss.

Lyon threatened on the break, on occasion, but the Reds were the side that looked the most dangerous throughout, with Amad, Antony and Mason Mount all going close in the first half too.

Following the match, we asked our supporters which United player was the most impressive in Edinburgh, and there was an overriding winner of the poll...

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Van de Beek was introduced at the interval by Ten Hag and made an instant impact on his first United appearance since suffering a knee injury back in January.

The Dutchman ran on to Dan Gore's well-guided cross to thump a volley beyond Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and it proved to be the goal that settled the fixture.

Donny accumulated a majority 47 per cent of our Man-of-the-Match poll, to finish ahead of his team-mates.

Second to the Dutch midfielder was the man who provided the assist for the goal, Gore.

The 2022 FA Youth Cup winner was tenacious during the second half, and his never-say-die attitude saw him dig out the cross near the byline for Donny's volley.

Gore got 15 per cent of the vote from our supporters following the full-time whistle.

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Third was Kobbie Mainoo, with six per cent, after his first-half performance, while Mount and Matej Kovar gained five per cent each.

Congratulations, Donny, and welcome back!

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Who gets your vote for our Man-of-the-Match award, following the victory over Lyon?poll

Who gets your vote for our Man-of-the-Match award, following the victory over Lyon?