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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to be out until the new year after sustaining knee ligament damage Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to be out until the new year after sustaining knee ligament damage
Eleena Tovar | 17 Julio, 2017, 16:48

Romelu Lukaku didn't score or start, but came of the bench in the second half to make his United debut this evening.

Wholesale changes at half time saw Lindelof and Lukaku both introduced for their debuts, and the latter should have marked the occasion by opening his United account inside three minutes when he was teed up by Paul Pogba, only to be denied by replacement Galaxy keeper Brian Rowe.

"It's just natural evolution of a kid", Mourinho said of Rashford.

Chris Smalling, on the other hand, had a woefully bad season, made to look even worse after winning the Player's Player of the Year award in the FA Cup winning campaign under Louis van Gaal.

"I don't need to present him as a player, he has a hell of a lot of qualities", Rooney's former United team-mate Schneiderlin told Everton's website.

In the early hours of this morning English time he reminded everyone of the talent in those young feet.

He then failed to challenge Dave Romney in the air before the defender's header was eventually put into the back of the net by Dos Santos. The nineteen-year-old grabbed his second soon after brilliant work by Ander Herrera.

Marouane Fellaini finished off a Jesse Lingard pull back on 26 minutes to make it three. Rashford had the flawless opportunity to complete his hat-trick on the stroke of half-time after being put clean through by a sublime Michael Carrick pass but Galaxy goalkeeper Jon Kempin thwarted his attempt.

"Last season we did need to do it against Rostov at home and away, so maybe we need to adapt to some matches and pre-season is exactly for this - especially the second pre-season, which it is now".

Rashford's popularity with the 25,667 crowd comprised overwhelmingly of United fans paying upwards of $90 (Dh330) a ticket was also evident when he went to take a corner and fans screamed his name.

The injury prompted United to shelve plans to exercise an option to give Zlatan a second season with the club.

The Red Devils have made two key additions in the transfer market and there is a consensus that the club will sign at least two more ahead of the new season-to bolster their first team squad enough to compete in five different competitions.

Two more goals were scored but it wasn't Manchester United's record signing on the scoresheet but Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial instead.