Premier League: Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford score as Manchester United thrash Leeds 4-0 in pre-season friendly

Manchester United next play Inter Milan at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday, then Tottenham at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai on 25 July

The Associated Press July 17, 2019 20:06:13 IST
Premier League: Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford score as Manchester United thrash Leeds 4-0 in pre-season friendly
  • Anthony Martial's 69th-minute penalty completed the scoring in Manchester United's 4-0 win over Leeds on Wednesday for their second consecutive victory on a preseason tour

  • Phil Jones, left unmarked on a corner kick, powered a header into the back of the net for the other second-half goal in the 51st minute

  • Manchester United next play Inter Milan at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday, then Tottenham at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai on 25 July

Perth: Anthony Martial's 69th-minute penalty completed the scoring in Manchester United's 4-0 win over Leeds on Wednesday for their second consecutive victory on a preseason tour.

Premier League Anthony Martial Marcus Rashford score as Manchester United thrash Leeds 40 in preseason friendly

Marcus Rashford celebrates with teammates after scoring against Leeds United. Twitter@ManUtd

United led 2-0 at halftime on goals from 17-year-old Mason Greenwood in the seventh minute and England striker Marcus Rashford, who was named man of the match, in the 27th. Paul Pogba's pass split the Leeds defense and Aaron Wan-Bissaka's first-time cross was prodded home by Greenwood to open the scoring.

Phil Jones, left unmarked on a corner kick, powered a header into the back of the net for the other second-half goal in the 51st minute.

"The squad is strong, today just shows we have strength in depth, young players coming through and pace up front," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

In their tour opener last Saturday, United beat the A-League's Perth Glory 2-0. The two matches attracted crowds of more than 110,000, including 55,274 for Wednesday's match at the new Perth Stadium.

Team officials said United striker Romelu Lukaku did not play Wednesday's match due to a training injury, while goalkeeper David De Gea was ill.

Juan Mata captained the side and Wan-Bissaka made his first start for United, who again made 11 changes at halftime.

Leeds, who play in the second tier in England, move on to Sydney to play the A-League's Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.

Manchester United next play Inter Milan at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday, then Tottenham at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai on 25 July. They conclude their five-match preseason tour against AC Milan in Cardiff on 3 August.

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