6th August, 2018
Manchester United suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in their last pre-season game as Javi Martinez scored the winner for the German champions. He scored the goal through a header that came from a corner kick in the 59th minute of the game.
The outcome of this game was somewhat predictable as Manchester United had challenges in form of many injured players while some others are still yet to return from their World Cup break.
Of course, Jose Mourinho did feature the strongest possible line-up of players available in the squad as Alexis Sanchez captained the team for this game. Marcus Rashford who recently returned from holiday was also in the starting line-up.
Bayern were not left behind in this as they also had a strong line-up that featured the likes of Manuel Neuer, Thiago, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller to the delight of the fans.
David de Gea surely had a very busy time in the opening minutes of the game as the two Bayern wingers in Ribery and Robben were causing the defence of Manchester United all sorts of problems very early on. This trend continued for most part of the game with United continuing with their dogged defensive display.
The breakthrough for the German team came in the 59th minute when Martinez rose highest in the box to head home from a corner. Bayern Munich held on to their one-goal lead till the end of the game with Manchester United posing little or no threat.
Now that the new Premier League season is just a few days away, Jose Mourinho will surely now focus on Friday’s Premier League opener against Leicester while hoping to have a good number of his first-team stars back to training.
The fans at Old Trafford will surely be expecting the good old United back on track as they try to secure the very first three points of the new season and go top of the table even if temporarily.