Manchester United debuts with a win in Australia

The Red Devils won 2-0 against Perth Glory in the first friendly match of the season. Mata played the second half with the captain’s armband. Juan has already played matches as a professional in all 5 continents.

Manchester United began their round of friendly matches with a 2-0 win against Perth Glory. The match, celebrated at the Optus Stadium of Perth in front of more than 50.000 spectators, was unevened on the second half. The two goals came when Mata, who started on the bench, entered the pitch. Marcus Rashford (60′) and James Garner (85′) were the authors of the goals with two separate shots to the post.

Mata played his first match after renewing his contract at United and he did it with the captain’s armband. The international Spaniard entered after half time and played as the Advanced Midfielder. Rashford, Gomes and Greenwood moved at his sides. Precisely this one had a great chance to score after a pass from Juan.

With his participation at Perth, Mata completed a curious stat. The Asturian has played official matches as a professional in all 5 continents. He only had Oceania left to play in. The second friendly match for United will also be at Perth, on Wednesday against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United.

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