Manchester United 2 - 1 Valencia

Match info: Friendly Match at Old Trafford

Date: 12/08/2014 KO: 19:30 Ref:

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Man Utd

Darren Fletcher 49
Marouane Fellaini 90+1



Rodrigo De Paul 71

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • And that's it, interesting stuff as the van Gaal era at OT begins with a win in Fergie Time! Some things never change, even in a friendly.

  • Fellaini failed to trouble the scorers in competitive games last season, so that will be a boost for the Belgian.

  • The goalie and a defender collided as Blackett ball floated over, it dropped to the big-haired Belgian, who rolled it home for the winner! What do I know?

  • Fellaini wins it for United!

  • One minute being added on.

  • It looks to be petering out as a contest, thoughts will be turning to Swansea's visit on Saturday.

  • Araujo is on for Rodrigo, the goalscorer for Valencia.

  • Steady, patient stuff from United in the build-up as the away side sit back.

  • Januzaj tries to feed Rooney across the edge of the box, but a Valencia boot is flung out to thwart it. Then Cleverley is bundled over, but no free kick or even a penalty.

  • Valencia again get everyone back, and clear as United fail to test the Spanish keeper at the corner.

  • Alves punches Januzaj's effort from the right clear, then Kagawa wins a corner which Rooney races to take.

  • Some proper Mancunian rain lashes down at Old Trafford as the game stretches out into the last 10. Valencia pile everyone behind the ball, then Januzaj wins a free kick by the touchline.

  • A great ball from Januzaj, low, through and across the defence, finds Rooney, who curls a shot wide of the post from the edge of the box,

  • Fellaini gets a couple of strong challenges in straight away as United enjoy a better spell than of late.

  • And here come the Belgians, with Fellaini and Januzaj on for Herrera and Hernandez.

  • Valencia piling on the pressure, winning a few corners as United's defence is severely tested.

  • Mr van Gaal will have taken note of that spate of defending, that's for sure. Then Hernandez clears a powerful shot following a corner, but only just.

  • And United could have been behind, a ball from the left bisected the defence and Piatti, sliding in, missed from point-blank range.

  • Tom Cleverley tried t0 clear a free kick whipped in from the right, but the ball went back over the United defence and Rodrigo volleyed home from close range.

  • United 1-1 Valencia, Rodrigo equalises.


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