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Matic Debuts As Mata Secures Victory For Man Utd

Club Friendly Report: Sampdoria v Manchester United 02 August 2017

By SL International - Aug 02, 2017 10:38 PM

Club Friendly

Result: Manchester United 2-1 Sampdoria

Date: 02 August 2017

Venue: Aviva Stadium

Nemanja Matic made his debut for Manchester United, as they defeated Serie A outfit Sampdoria 2-1 in their final pre-season tie.

Click through the gallery to see of the match images from United's win over Sampdoria.

Jose Mourinho handed Nemanja Matic his first start for the club along side Paul Pogba, while Romelu Lukaku started up front.

The Red Devils broke the deadlock in the ninth minute Matteo Darmian's cross found Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who slotted home from close range.

The Italian outfit nearly leveled matters in the 15th minute but Fabio Quagliarella's looping header sailed just wide of the upright.

Lukaku nearly doubled United's lead on 24 minutes. The Belgian cut in from the right and unleashed a fine effort that sailed just wide.

United continued dominate as the half went while Mkhitaryan also squandered a good chance but the score remained 1-0 at the break.

Mourinho opted for four changes at the start of the second half, as Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Maroune Fellaini were introduced.

United had the ball in the back of the net after 62 minutes when Herrera headed home Fellaini's knockdown, but the latter was flagged offside.

Sampdoria leveled matters a minute later as the ball fell for Praet on the edge of the box, and the midfielder smashed home, 1-1.

However, Mourinho's charges were not to be denied in the 81st minute as Anthony Martial drove into the box before picking out Mata, who slotted home from close range, 2-1.

The Red Devils pushed for more goals in the closing stages of the second half, but were unable to add to their advantage as the game ended 2-1.



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Neymar will join manchester or psg
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Mou has assembled a good squad, but i still wish that he can get someone to replace Dailey Blind, i don`t regard him as a good player.
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Aurier, Perisic and Zlatan coming back will make united a well balanced.
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matic an pogba baphela abantu
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MR E Aug 02, 2017 11:59 PM
Matic is going to add more value in the United squad especially in the field.
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hoji Aug 02, 2017 11:44 PM
The guy mou is special.. Very special.. Watch man u in thw new season...

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