Manchester United are in action in their final friendly of the summer, with Spanish outfit Rayo Vallecano making the trip to Old Trafford for Erik ten Hag’s first home test.
The Dutchman named a completely new starting eleven from the one that faced Atletico Madrid just 24 hours earlier, with Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez making their home bows.
A few neat moves aside, United struggled in the first 45 minutes and the returning Ronaldo was replaced at half-time by Amad, who has been a regular feature on tour.
And it wasn’t long before the young Ivorian made the difference at Old Trafford. Alex Telles unleashed a fierce shot from outside the box and Diego Lopez, the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, parried the shot into Amad’s path, as seen below.
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The opportunist strike handed Ten Hag’s side the advantage and now, the Dutchman will be hoping for a smooth-sailing second half.