Manchester United’s new signing Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, gave the Red Devils a 2-0 victory in their pre-season friendly against Manchester City in Houston, Texas on Thursday.
It was the first time the Manchester Derby had been played on foreign soil after the first attempt at an overseas derby, last year in China, was cancelled due to heavy rain.
Jose Mourinho’s side looked the sharpest of the two, in their third pre-season game at the near capacity NRG Stadium.
Lukaku netted his second pre-season goal in the 37th minute. Paul Pogba played a sumptuous long pass up the field, picking out the run of the striker, who then rounded Man City debut goalkeeper Ederson, before slotting into an open net.
The lead was doubled 2 minutes later after Rashford hit home on a tight angle to seal the victory. The goal was his third in as many friendlies.
Having so far signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Lukaku from Everton, Mourinho has spoke of his need for more acqusitions, with Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic and Tottenham’s Eric Dier both targets.
He said: “The credit for Lukaku and Lindelof to be here on time is not mine but Ed Woodward’s and I thank him for that fantastic work to bring us two very important players.
“But we need a bit more and when you see the other teams in the Premier League, the way they get players and good players and you see the Champions buy three fantastic experienced players.
“City go to the market and Liverpool and West Ham gets Joe Hart, Chicharito and Arnautovic, West Ham wow, they play to win the Premier League too.
“So the teams are fantastic in the market and I’m waiting for a bit more.
“Other teams can do it also, is not a critic or not understanding the difficulty of the situation.
“I understand the difficulty of the situation.
“The market is open until August 31 but I like to work from day one.”