That’s good persistence from McTominay, who had two shots blocked earlier. It was a huge deflection and a big slice of luck for United, who have not had much joy in the final third. And then they quickly go ahead.
If Chong is coming on, as United’s half-time warm-up suggested, it is odd. Garnacho and Mejbri are more worthy of an entrance than a player who has spent the last two years out on loan. Chong is Dutch, though.
Manchester United are being noticeably more patient with the ball in the final third. They practiced it in training with the attack versus defence drills and Fernandes is being more considered on the ball. He was well found by Sancho for the chance and it was a good stop by Paul Izzo.
The Melbourne Victory ultras behind the goal have been enjoying themselves since kick-off and having told United where to go, in slightly stronger terms, they are now taunting Ten Hag with a rendition of ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’. Plenty of United managers have heard that from opposition fans in recent seasons. This hasn’t be as good from United as it was on Tuesday night.
Ten Hag is still stood in the technical area as he observes. United’s pressing has not been as intense as in Bangkok. Sancho looks the most likely to create something. He’s been really bright on the right-wing, the position which he was signed to occupy. It would do everyone a favour if he could make that position his own.
GOAL! Martial sweeps the ball home from close range. The comeback is complete. Nice work from Elanga.
Scott McTominay deflected shot and Anthony Martial goal for Manchester United vs Melbourne Victory. 🔥
Martial has now scored 2 goals in 2 preseason matches.
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