Borussia Dortmund hammered United in their first pre-season game in China as they ran out comfortable winners. Dortmund took the lead through Gonzalo Castro in just 19th minute while Aubameyang made it 2-0 from the penalty spot just before the break. After the break Dortmund scored again through Dembele while their former player Mkhitaryan pulled one back for United but it was enough to get back into the game.
Manchester United 1-3 Borussia Dortmund Highlights
[ International Champions Cup, 22 July 2016 ]
19′ 0 – 1 Gonzalo Castro
36′ 0 – 2 (pen.) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
57′ 0 – 3 Ousmane Dembele
59′ 1 – 3 Henrik Mkhitaryan
Manchester United has already played one pre-season game last weekend when they took on Wigan Athletic at DW stadium where 7,000 United fans turn up and we can safely assume a packed stadium in China where Manchester United are the most followed by club by far. This tour is part of international champions cup and the match will be broadcasted live in the US on Fox while UK viewers can tune in to MUTV to watch the live action.
Team News & Lineups: United are in tug of war for Paul Pogba signing and as the recent reports suggest he might be confirmed as United player by the end of next weekend for a record 100 million (GBP). Apart from that United are taking most of their key players on the tour with Rooney, Smalling and De Gea returning to the squad after missing out against Wigan. United has given Ibrahimovic more time to rest and he won’t be part of China tour.
Dortmund on the other hand has lost several key players in Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels which means we will see a drastically different side next season. Below are the possible starting lineups of both teams going into the China tour.
Watch Match Highlights: If you missed the live action you can always tune in here for full match replay of the game which will be available immediately after the match is over. So check after the match to recap the game here with our extended match highlights posted after final whistle.
United last played Dortmund back in 1997 in the Champions League knockout tie and this will be the first high profile friendly between the two teams.