OSLO, Norway —Juan Matascored a stoppage-time penalty to hand Manchester United a 1-0 acquire over Kristiansund and defend their 100% file throughout preseason.
Mata became introduced down by goalkeeper Andreas Vaikla in the the predominant minute of trouble time and transformed from the converse himself with nearly the closing kick of the recreation.
The recreation, dominated by United, had heading for a map sooner than Mata’s converse kick after enticing performances from the predominant two goalkeepers extinct by Kristiansund Sean McDermott and Serigne Mbaye,
With appropriate 12 days to traipse sooner than the Premier League season begins against Chelsea at Worn Trafford, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked a convincing crew at Ullevaal Stadion withPaul Pogba, who had complained of a reduction subject in the morning, basically one of the best valuable absentee.
United had been the easier crew for quite a lot of the 90 minutes with simplest McDermott and Mbaye maintaining Kristiansund in it. It became simplest because of McDermott that the recreation wasn’t over sooner than half of-time.
The 26-yr-frail Irishman, who started his occupation at Arsenal, made an athletic save from a fierceMarcus Rashfordfree kick sooner than denying the England striker again with his knees on the come submit.
He wasn’t completed there, and moments later acquired down successfully to palm awayJesse Lingard‘s shot. McDermott would possibly possibly possibly well originate nothing about Scott McTominay’s effort three minutes sooner than the atomize however the ball stayed out of the arrangement after bouncing off the interior of the come submit.
McDermott went off at half of-time but United came upon his replace, Mbaye, appropriate as stubborn.
First, he saved Rashford’s 25-yard power after whichTahith Chong‘s shot became grew to turn out to be spherical the submit.
Kristiansund, seventh in the Norwegian high flight and 12 capabilities on the reduction of leaders Molde, equipped little going forward but Sondre Sorli did secure a yard of design in the penalty design simplest to traipse wide.
In the absence of targets, for sure a number of the largest cheers of the evening became reserved for Solskjaer’s son, Noah. The 19-yr-frail midfielder came on 5 minutes from time to produce his senior debut for Kristiansund whereas Solskjaer’s other son, Elijah, joined his dad on the United bench.
However there became smooth time for Mata, on as 2d-half of replace, to lumber by sooner than being introduced down by Mbaye. The Spaniard scored from the converse as United added Kristiansund to their record of preseason victories following wins over Perth Glory, Leeds United, Inter Milan and Tottenham.
They spherical off their preseason preparations against AC Milan in Cardiff on Saturday sooner than Chelsea search the recommendation of with Worn Trafford on Aug.11.