Jul 30, 2017 at 6pm UK at ​Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
ValerengaValerenga Fotball
0-3
Man UtdManchester United

Lundstrom (58'), Ibrahim (76')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Fellaini (44'), Lukaku (47'), McTominay (70')

Result: Romelu Lukaku nets in comfortable Manchester United win

Result: Lukaku nets in comfortable Man United win
© SilverHub
Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Scott McTominay score the goals as Manchester United record a 3-0 win over Valerenga Fotball in Oslo.

Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Scott McTominay scored the goals as Manchester United recorded a 3-0 win over Norwegian outfit Valerenga Fotball in their penultimate pre-season friendly in Oslo on Sunday night.

Fellaini headed United into a first-half lead, before Lukaku and McTominay came off the bench to register during a comfortable 90 minutes for the 20-time English champions.

Juan Mata recovered from a slight injury to start for United, while there were also spots in the team for Michael Carrick, Fellaini and Sergio Romero.

As for Valerenga, on-loan Manchester City midfielder Ernest Agyiri was selected for the hosts, while there were also starts for David Fredheim Holm, Chidera Ejuke and Bard Finne as head coach Ronny Deila selected an attacking XI.

Man United had a super chance to take the lead inside the first two minutes when Henrikh Mkhitaryan broke into the Valerenga box after some questionable defending from the home side, but the Armenian could not find a route past Ghanaian goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, who made a smart save.

Pogba was next to come close for the visitors in the 14th minute after curling a beautiful strike towards the top corner, but the Frenchman's effort struck the inside of the post as Valerenga survived another dangerous moment.

Rashford and Mkhitaryan also both had decent shots for in the opening 30 minutes of football, but the score remained goalless as Valerenga managed to defend their lines on a number of occasions. That said, the Norwegian side hardly ventured into their opponents' half during the first period.

Daley Blind had Man United's next chance in the 39th minute after meeting a low cross from Mkhitaryan, but the Dutchman's flick dropped just wide of the far post.

The Red Devils finished the half strongly, and the breakthrough came in the 44th minute when Fellaini, who has been strongly linked with a move to Galatasaray over the last 24 hours, rose to head a Mkhitaryan cross into the back of the net, albeit with the help of a deflection off Jonatan Tollas.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Andreas Pereira and Demetri Mitchell all came off the bench at the interval, with Mourinho switching from a four-man defence to a back three. Summer signings Victor Lindelof and Lukaku, meanwhile, were also introduced for the Red Devils.

It did not take long for Lukaku to make an impression, with the Belgian grabbing his third pre-season goal in the 47th minute after rising at the near post to place a thumping header into the back of the net.

Anthony Martial might have made it 3-0 in the 52nd minute after meeting a brilliant cross from Fosu-Mensah, but the Frenchman could only head over the crossbar during a spell of sustained pressure from the Red Devils.

McTominay and Joel Pereira came off the Man United bench just past the hour as Mourinho fully utilised his squad ahead of the new campaign.

Valerenga should have got their name on the scoresheet in the 64th minute when 22-year-old Ghayas Zahid found all sorts of space inside the Man United box, but the number 10 somehow missed the crossbar.

Instead, it was Man United that registered the game's third goal in the 70th minute when young midfielder McTominay used his strength to wriggle free inside the Valerenga box before lifting the ball into the far corner of the net.

McTominay might have doubled his tally for the night 10 minutes from time after a mistake from substitute goalkeeper Marcus Sandberg, but Valerenga centre-back Tollas was back to clear off the line.

The 20-time English champions could have scored five or six during what was a routine night in Oslo, but 3-0 was how it finished as Valerenga were eventually given some respite.

Next up for Man United is a friendly against Italian side Sampdoria in Dublin on Wednesday night, while Valerenga will resume their domestic season with a trip to Stromsgodset on August 7.

Share this article now:
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Read Next:
Man Utd name pre-season tour squad
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
3Liverpool27159361313054
4Chelsea27165649232653
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
6Arsenal27136851361545
7Burnley279992124-336
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
9Everton2797113246-1434
10Bournemouth2787123141-1031
11Watford2786133747-1030
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
18Southampton27511112840-1226
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand