Marcus Rashford scored twice against LA Galaxy
Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United began their pre-season tour of America with a 5-2 win against LA Galaxy.
Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof also made their first appearances for the club in a game United bossed from the outset.
Manager Jose Mourinho named a different line-up in each half, with Marouane Fellaini also scoring in the first 45 minutes and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial scoring the others.
Giovani dos Santos scored two late consolation goals but that could not take the gloss off a promising start to pre-season against a Galaxy side in the midst of a testing Major League Soccer campaign.
Mourinho plumped for a three-man defence where this run-of-the-mill friendly came with a dollop of American razzmatazz.
Fireworks were followed by ticker tape at the kick-off – paper that was still floating to the ground when Jesse Lingard snatched possession, allowing Rashford to finish smartly after 115 seconds.
There was no let up as Rashford had another attempt and Juan Mata tried an unorthodox effort, before the pair combined for a 20th-minute goal.
The Spain international played through the sharp-looking striker, who showed no little composure and skill to slot past Jon Kempin.
The Galaxy’s second-string were being toyed with and Fellaini soon got in on the act, firing home after a smart cutback from Lingard.
Galaxy’s half-time changes strengthened them markedly, with Ashley Cole among those brought on – a change welcomed by jeers from those clad in red.
United again began to turn the screw, though, and Mkhitaryan swept home a Martial pass in the 67th minute.
It was five soon after as Paul Pogba played a lovely ball to Tim Fosu-Mensah, whose cutback was turned home by Martial.
Dos Santos netted two late goals – cutting all too easily past Lindelof for the first before a fortunate deflection – as the pre-season tour got off to a straightforward start.