The red devils tour to China and played their first match of International Champions League today. Lot of expectation and encouragement was behind Manchester United. Though it was just a pre season match but ICC is becoming popular day by day. However, a match against the second leading German club was surely an important event for Jose Mourinho and his soldiers. Usually, this English team play well, specially in friendly matches. This is why, people expected a win by Man U today.
Huge audiences attained in Shanghai Stadium today where 80% of them were Man Utd. supporter. Hole gallery looked like an image of red carpet. It was not different from England. Shanghai Stadium was highly crowed and eagerly waited to watch this game.
Gonzalo Castro’s 19 minute goal shocked the red devils huge world wide fans. But an only goal ahead was not a matter of think. Fact is, Manchester United can’t able to show their skill after the first goal by Borussia Dortmund. 32 minutes penalty opportunity and successful shots in target by Gabon’s star footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the to score 2 – 0 before the finishing of 1st half. 45 minute was enough time for the team of Mourinho to come back. But 12th minute of 2nd half goal by Dembele made big difference and made sense about the possible result of the game. Ex footballer of BVB Henrikh Mkhitaryan give back one goal on 59 minute which mentioned that fight can be happen into the next 20 minute. Finally, no goal came from the red devils side and 86′ score by Gonzalo Castro made the result 4 – 1.
Manager made few difference in lineup into the beginning of 2nd half. He focused in defense by give chance to Marcus Rojo, Sergio Romero, Ashley Young etc. Definitely to come back into the game was a hard job as the result also made into the 1st half.
Excellent football by Dortmund once again. Win against big opponent is really enjoyable and essential before starting big tournaments. BVB proof once second that German clubs is extremely powerful by their art of football. Though they lost against Liverpool in Europa league and need to go out from the competition but this win can sound like a revenge against a leading English club.
Though Mourinho will get Rooney, Ibrahimovic & Martial into the main tournament but it’s a red signal & worse performance of Manchester United under his leadership. He should to proof them into the next match against Man city.