Jose Mourinho tasted his first and embarrassing defeat as Manchester United manager as Borussia Dortmund comprehensively won their friendly in China.
United’s first friendly of the summer saw them overcome Wigan 2-0 at the weekend while Dortmund were beaten 1-0 by 1860 Munich. Nevertheless, the match represented BVB’s fourth friendly so far this summer, with three victories having preceeded.
Castro’s double, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele strokes inflicted a heavy defeat on Jose Mourinho’s men in Shanghai, China.
Mourinho named a strong looking side for the first match of the Reds’ short tour of China but they created little in the opening period.
Gonzalo Castro gave the Bundesliga side a 19th minute lead after Manchester United goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone failed to hold a long range free kick from Aubameyang.
Jesse Lingard squandered a superb chance to draw level four minutes later when he dispossessed Marcel Schmelzer to give himself a clear run at a goal but his shot was blasted straight into the hands of Roman Weidenfeller.
The German team went 2-0 up in the 36th minute when Antonio Valencia was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box which led to a penalty and Aubameyang comfortably converted it.
Mourinho men responded by making four substitutions at half-time, sending on Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford for Johnstone, Jones, Depay and Lingard, and United were certainly brighter in the second half.
Despite some changes made by the “Special One”, they failed to negotiate a way through the strong defence of Borussia Dortmund. The only goal for Manchester United was scored by the new recruit, Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was signed from Borussia Dortmund.
The result may not worry Mourinho too much as he is still building the team for next season.