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As our tour of the USA continues and with the squad racking up huge amounts of air-miles, the good form shown so far continued last night.

In Michigan, at the Big House stadium and; in front of a crowd of 109,318; Manchester United produced another decent performance to defeat the current Champions League holders Real Madrid.

Sticking with the new 3-4-3 formation, United took the lead after 20 minutes when Ashley Young saw his fierce shot beat Iker Casillas in the Madrid goal.

In the 25th minute Real Madrid got back on level terms when Gareth Bale scored from the penalty spot after he`d been fouled by Michael Keane.

Three minutes before the break United`s lead was restored when a cross from Ashley Young evaded everyone to drift into the net.

The second half saw the appearance of Cristiano Ronaldo but the former United favourite could do nothing to influence the result and United extended their lead when Javier Hernandez headed home, with a flying header, in the 80th minute.

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Sunday August 3 2014
Time: 11:23AM


A good result and display from the team, they did incredibly well. I know it was only pre-season and it's hard to guage just exactly where you are but considering it was against a mostly first-eleven Madrid side I think it's safe to excited by the early signs for the coming season.

Ashley Young looks a different man under Van Gaal, he's definitely done enough to earn a stay as a squad option and if he rests on his laurels again I reckon he'll be out of the door faster than you can say 'where's Ashley gone?'.

Fletcher is a phoenix from the ashes, after the LA Galaxy game I felt though he was decent he wasn't up to the level of the players around him. However, since then against tougher opposition he's been probably the best player on the pitch over the 3 games, he looks to be the perfect defensive foil for Herrera whilst also being a severe offensive threat.

Shaw and Herrera are both looking like brilliant pieces of business. Shaw since his individual training sessions is looking more fit for the wing back role and more of an offensive threat in it. Herrera is settling in also, he's still evidently learning about his teammates, their movements and the demands of playing in a Van Gaal midfield but he's doing well and adds a long lost dynamism to our midfield with his dribbling ability, passing ability, creativity and vision.
03/08/2014 18:05:00
"Ashley Young looks a different man under Van Gaal, he's definitely done enough to earn a stay as a squad option" Same old story with Ashley, place is under threat, play well for a few games, contracts up for renewal, play well for a few games, contracts signed and transfer windows over. do ***** all for 20 games.
04/08/2014 16:57:00
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