Lukaku nets first Man United goal
Romelu Lukaku netted his first Manchester United goal in a win against Real Salt Lake that came at a cost, with Juan Mata injured and Antonio Valencia sent off.
Two days on from a comprehensive friendly victory at the LA Galaxy, Jose Mourinho’s men made the two-hour flight from their California base to take on Utah’s Major League Soccer side.
This was a harder workout as United could only earn a 2-1 success, with Lukaku finding the net for the first time since his big-money move on a night when Mata was forced off and Valencia sent off.
Luis Silva gave Real Salt Lake a deserved lead that was swiftly cancelled out by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, before Lukaku scored his first United goal.
It proved the winner after a second half that had needle if not chances.
Mata went off with ankle complaint sustained in a challenge by Sebastian Saucedo, who was latest forced off himself after a Valencia tackle that saw the right-back handed a red card after referee Allen Chapman spoke to Mourinho.
Check out the match action, including Lukaku’s strike, below!
GOAL! Real Salt Lake 1-0 Man United (Silva):
GOAL! Real Salt Lake 1-1 Man United (Mkhitaryan):
RED CARD: Antonio Valencia
GOAL! Real Salt Lake 1-2 Man United (Lukaku):