Manchester United got their preseason campaign underway in fine style with a solid 1-0 win over Club America in their International Champions Cup match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, the home of both the Seahawks and Sounders.
Morgan Schneiderlin scored the only goal of the game inside five minutes as he enjoyed a dream start to life in a United shirt, heading in Juan Mata’s cross to the delight of Louis Van Gaal.
“He scored with Southampton, I believe five goals, so it is not a coincidence but we have practised this with him so I was very pleased with the performance,” the Dutchman said after the game.
“We didn’t give a goal away, only one or two chances, so I am satisfied about that. We played like a team and [Club] America was very handy with the ball, all of the players were very aggressive and quick, so it was not so easy.”
United continue their ICC run when they face Major League Soccer outfit San Jose Earthquakes at their new Avaya Stadium on Tuesday night, before facing FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
Check out our exclusive photos from the game in Seattle on Friday night below, courtesy of our North American photographer Denise McCooey.