Ibrahimovic off to a flyer as Man Utd hit five
Zlatan Ibrahimovic got his Manchester United career off to the perfect start by scoring a spectacular opening goal for the Red Devils in their 5-2 defeat of Galatasaray at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Summer signing Ibrahimovic only started training with his team-mates for the first time last week but scored after just four minutes of an entertaining match in his homeland.
Wayne Rooney was twice on target, while Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata also scored as Jose Mourinho’s side ran out comfortable winners.
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The 105,826 who turned out to watch Chelsea lose narrowly to Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, in the United States was a record turn-out for a match involving the Blues. Eden Hazard scored twice in the last 10 minutes but the European club champions held out for a 3-2 win.
Swansea City impressed as they hit four unanswered goals past Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the help of a Wayne Routledge double-strike, Adama Diomande scored twice as Hull City edged a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest, while Andre Gray scored all of Burnley’s goals in their 3-1 win against Rangers at Ibrox.
AFC Bournemouth’s new signing from Liverpool Jordon Ibe produced his second pre-season goal for his new club as the Cherries edged a 1-0 win against Cardiff City, Southampton won by the same scoreline against FC Groningen, with Charlie Austin on target, while Middlesbrough’s new signings impressed against Aston Villa. Alvaro Negredo and Viktor Fischer joined Jordan Rhodes on the scoresheet in a 3-1 victory at Villa Park.
Everton’s Dresden Cup participation ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat after a 1-1 draw in normal time with Real Betis, West Bromwich Albion were held to a goalless draw by Plymouth Argyle at Home Park, Sunderland drew 1-1 with Montpellier, where Fabio Borini was on target for David Moyes’ side. Elsewhere Watford lost 2-0 to Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace suffered a 3-1 defeat at Fulham – their first pre-season reverse – with Keshi Anderson on the scoresheet for the Eagles.