On Monday, Borussia Dortmund beat Manchester United 3-2 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, concluding the latter’s US trip.
Diogo Dalot, one of 11 changes to the starting XI to face Real Madrid on Thursday, put the Reds ahead with a brilliant effort, but Erik ten Hoag’s men made the break after Donial Malen scored twice in just one minute. I’m behind.
And although Antony equalized early in the second half, substitute Youssoufa Moukoko completed the Tour 2023 as the Bundesliga side’s winner in a thrilling, competitive encounter in front of 50,857 fans.
Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund – First Half
United’s 19-year-old winger Omari Forson made his first start of pre-season when Gregor Kobel fired a left-footed shot wide, the ball was intercepted by livewire Karim Adeyemi’s Tom Heaton at the other end between two posts.
On the opposite flank, the pace of Forsen and Facundo Pellistri caused problems for Dortmund’s full-backs and after helping the latter win a free-kick on the left, Donnie van de Beek volleyed the ball forward for Delot to lift. . Kobel from 20 yards.
Heaton was undone for stopping a poor effort from Mallen, before Forson and Adeyemi were both booked after equalizing in midfield.
Adeyemi threatened again with a powerful drive which Heaton collected at the second attempt and as the chances continued to pour in, Christian Eriksen’s fine free-kick was cleared by Kobel. Seven minutes before the break, Ten Hoag replaced Forsen for Anthony and spoke at length to the teenager on the touchline.
The Reds were in good form but suffered a quick double just before the break. First, a ricochet into the box fell for Malen to volley from close range and then a minute later, Victor Lindelof could only reach former United loanee Marcel Sabitzer, who fed Heaton past Malen.
Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund – Second Half
Andre Onana replaced Heaton at half-time for his second United appearance and was immediately called upon to make a smart reflex stop by Sebastian Haller.
Antony equalized for United with a finish into the bottom-left corner after Mats Hummels’ poor clearance effort, and a last-ditch Niklas Sule interception saw Jadon Sancho tap-in against his former club.
Harry Maguire and Haller contested a corner in United’s box and the ball hit the crossbar before the managers made changes on the hour mark after Marcus Rashford’s electric break was tripped by left substitute Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Germans restored their lead with 20 minutes remaining as Marco Reus headed home to thwart Maukoko despite Luke Shaw’s best efforts.
United dominated thereafter, but substitute Dortmund keeper Alex Meier denied Casemiro, Joe Hugill and Rashford before Anthony fired wide from the latter’s chance.
Manchester United: Heaton (Onana 46); Dalot (Casemiro 61), Lindelof (Martinez 61), Maguire (Evans 61), Williams (Shaw 61); Eriksson (Wan-Bissaka 61), McTominay (C) (Mount 61); Pellistri (Rashford 61), van de Beek (Fernandes 61), Forson (Anthony 38); Sancho (Hugill 77).
Substitutes not used: Bishop, Fernandez, Gore, Hannibal.
Scorers: Dalot 24, Antony 52
Borussia Dortmund: Kobel (Mayer 46), Ryerson (Meunier 62 (Pollmann 68)), Sule (Bueno 76), Hummels (Papadopoulos 77), Wolff (Bensbaini 46), Emre Can (Bamba 62), Sabitzer (Ozkan), Brandt. (Besang 76), Adeyemi (Hazard 62), Malen (Reus 61), Haller (Mukoko 61).
Unused Substitutes: Lotka, Kirsch, Blank.
Scorers: Malen 43, 44, Maukoko 71
Booked: Adeyemi, Hummels