Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Matic makes winning debut

Nemanja Matic delighted in a triumphant presentation as Manchester United wrapped up pre-season arrangements with a 2-1 triumph over Sampdoria in Dublin on Wednesday.

Juan Mata scored a later victor to guarantee United will enter next Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup conflict against Real Madrid on a triumphant note, after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's header had been counterbalanced by Dennis Praet.

Matic, who finished a £40million move from Chelsea on Monday, began at the base of midfield and looked agreeable all through his 45 minutes

The Serbian's self-restraint helped the Europa League victors keep up control all through the opening time frame, however a progression of half-time changes smothered their energy. 

Belgian midfielder Praet balanced for the Serie A side soon after the hour, leaving Mata to expect the part of match-victor for Jose Mourinho's side inside the last 10 minutes. 

Joined started with a back three of Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind, while Mourinho additionally gave a begin to youthful midfielder Andreas Pereira, who is tipped to figure in the director's first-group designs this season. 

Catastrophe practically struck the new-look protection as right on time as the seventh moment when David de Gea was compelled to hook a wayward Blind backpass off the line, gifting Sampdoria a roundabout free-kick on the edge of the six-yard box. 

On account of a mass of bodies they survived and, unimaginably, hustled straight up the flip side to open the scoring through Mkhitaryan, who gestured into a void after a heavenly plunging cross from Matteo Darmian. 

Sampdoria may have balanced from a ball over the best minutes after the fact just for Fabio Quagliarella's extending first-time complete to float wide of an unfilled net. 

Mkhitaryan ought to have multiplied his count in the 22nd moment, however the Armenia universal this time headed Antonio Valencia's whipped conveyance directly at Christian Puggioni. 

Romelu Lukaku next flashed a twisting shot around the post as United controlled procedures at the Aviva Stadium, however Sampdoria steadied and saw out the rest of the principal half. 

Mourinho supplanted his whole midfield at the crush and changed to a spirit four on the hour, blending Lindelof and Smalling in the core of the barrier. 

The reshuffle demonstrated expensive in the 63rd moment when Smalling neglected to clear Karol Linetty's curtailed, the free ball falling benevolent for Praet to commute home. 

Chances started to become scarce until the last 15 minutes when the Red Devils squeezed forward more routinely and nearly recovered the lead through Ander Herrera. 

Mourinho's men got the champ in the 81st moment obligingness of Mata, who coolly stroked Anthony Martial's squared go into the base corner and sent United to Skopje in winning structure

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