At the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday, Manchester United lost to Borussia Dortmund 3-2, bringing an end to their American tour.
After moving from Manchester City to Dortmund in 2017, Sancho quickly became a fan favorite. He amassed 50 goals and 64 assists in all competitions his route to winning the DFL Supercop in 2019 and the DFB Pokal in 2021 before departing for Old Trafford. Only winners Bayern Munich scored more goals than Die Schwarzgelben last season (92 vs. 83), and they have continued to be a potent offensive force in preseason, most recently defeating San Diego Loyal 6-0.
Sebastien Haller and Donyell Malen would start in Edin Terzic’s favoured front three instead of Youssoufa Moukoko and Julien Duranville, who were all involved in Friday’s goals but might be rested. It’s possible that Marcel Sabitzer, who just transferred from Bayern to Dortmund via a loan with United, may make his unofficial debut. Emre Can, who took over for Marco Reus as captain, will lead the squad out.
Under Erik ten Hag, United placed third in the Premier League while Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga. With 11 outings, seven of which were starts, Sabitzer contributed to their victory, but Mason Mount, who just came from Chelsea, has taken his spot in the midfield.
Man Utd: Onana – Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw – Mount, Casemiro – Sancho, Fernandes (c), Garnacho – Rashford
Out: Diallo (ankle), Greenwood (suspended), Henderson (thigh), Mainoo (ankle), Martial (hamstring)
Doubtful: Malacia (muscular)
Coach: Erik ten Hag
Dortmund: Kobel – Ryerson, Süle, Hummels, Bensebaini – Reus, Can (c), Brandt – Malen, Haller, Adeyemi
Out: Coulibaly (not included), Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Morey (muscular)
Doubtful: Duranville (hamstring), Reyna (leg), Schlotterbeck (knee)
Coach: Edin Terzic
LATE SUCKER-PUNCH IN THE FIRST HALF
Omari Forson, a 19-year-old United winger who was given his first preseason start, had an early left-footed drive deflected wide by Gregor Kobel between two saves from livewire Karim Adeyemi at the other end by Tom Heaton.After Heaton had to stop a scuffed Malen shot, Forson and Adeyemi were both booked for tussling in the middle of the field.
Heaton successfully gathered a strong drive from Adeyemi that threatened again, and when more opportunities presented themselves,Kobel deflected Christian Eriksen’s powerful free kick away. Although the Reds were well in the lead, they suffered a swift double punch shortly before halftime. First, Malen took advantage of a fortunate rebound in the area to volley home from close range, and a minute later, Victor Lindelof could only clear the ball as far as Marcel Sabitzer, an ex-Loanee of United, who then feed Malen to slip the ball past Heaton.
THE SECOND HALF ENDS WITH AN AMUSING CONCLUSION
Andre Onana, who was making his second appearance for Manchester United after taking over for Heaton at halftime, was almost immediately had to make a quick reaction stop from Sebastien Haller.With 20 minutes remaining, the German team regained the lead when Marco Reus crossed for Moukoko to score despite Luke Shaw’s best efforts.
Casemiro, Joe Hugill, and Rashford were all denied by replacement Dortmund goalkeeper Alex Meyer, and Antony missed the rebound of Rashford’s missed opportunity. Despite dominating the remainder of the game, United was unable to produce an additional equalizer.
United: Heaton (Onana 46); Dalot (Casemiro 61), Lindelof (Martinez 61), Maguire (Evans 61), Williams (Shaw 61); Eriksen (Wan-Bissaka 61), McTominay (c) (Mount 61); Pellistri (Rashford 61), van de Beek (Fernandes 61), Forson (Antony 38); Sancho (Hugill 77).
Bishop, Fernandez, Gore, and Hannibal were not employed as replacements.
Antony scored 52; Dalot scored 24.
Borussia Dortmund: Kobel (Meyer 46), Ryerson (Meunier 62 (Pohlmann 68)), Sule (Bueno 76), Hummels (Papadopoulos 77), Wolf (Bensebaini 46), Emre Can (Bamba 62), Sabitzer (Ozcan 46), Brandt (Besong 76), Adeyemi (Hazard 62), Malen (Reus 61), Haller (Moukoko 61).
Lotka, Kirsch, and Blank were replacements not utilized.
Scorers: Moukoko 71, Malen 43, and 44
Adeyemi, Hummels are scheduled.