Tour 2014: United set up Liverpool showdown

MUFC-RM-Tour2014109318 spectators (a record in the US for a “soccer” match), two big names in Europe, and star players on both sides. It promised to be an exciting match at the Michigan Stadium, and all those present were not disappointed as Manchester United took on Real Madrid, although minus CR7 for most of the match. United needed a win to reach the International Champions Cup final match, and did not falter, as the Red Devils emerged 3-1 winners over the Los Blancos, with Young being the unexpected hero.

United took the lead on the 20th minute as a superb team work involving Jones, Valencia, Fletcher, Rooney and Welbeck set him up for the opener, but Bale came to Real’s rescue 7 minutes later as he was fouled by Michael Keane in the box, and did justice himself as he calmly beat De Gea from the spot to level the score. United however were a goal up again on the 37th minute, as Rooney failed to head Young’s cross into goal, but his presence was enough to distract Casillas, and the latter could do little to stop the cross from trickling into the net on his far side. The second half saw LVG make a mass of changes, while Real fought hard to try get back in the game, and CR7 was eventually brought in on the 73rd minute for this purpose. However, it was United which found the net again, as Chicharito headed in Kagawa’s cross on the 80th minute to kill all hopes for Real, and set up what promises to be a passionate final match for the Tour 2014 against rivals Liverpool (winners over AC Milan 2-0) on the 5th of August (KO 01.00 BST).

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