Los Angeles, Jul 26 (AFP) Alexis Sanchez was on target as Manchester United defeated AC Milan on penalties in their International Champions Cup friendly here Wednesday. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: CBSE Says Will Be With Students Throughout Exams As Leaders, Activists Urge Govt to Cancel or Postpone Board Exams

Chilean international Sanchez was United’s best performer in a low-key game at Carson’s StubHub Center which finished 1-1. Also Read - BSEB Bihar Board Class 10 Compartmental Exam 2021 Registration Begins Today On biharboard.online | Check Details Here

Sanchez fired United into the lead with a well-taken goal on 12 minutes before Spanish midifelder Suso equalised for Milan three minutes later. Also Read - WWE WrestleMania 37 Live Streaming in India Day 2: When and Where to Watch WrestleMania 2021 Live Stream Online And on TV

Although Sanchez produced a lively performance for United, the Premier League giants were unable to find a further goal, sending the game to penalties.

A bizarre shoot-out was won 9-8 by United, with both teams having to recycle their penalty takers after a string of missed spot-kicks.

Ander Herrera fired United into the lead in sudden death with his second penalty before Ivorian youngster Franck Kessie chipped his spot-kick over the bar to give United the win.

United’s Portuguese goalkeeper Joel Pereira, deputising for the absent David De Gea and Sergio Romero, said he hoped his performance in the shoot-out had helped his bid to win a place in manager Jose Mourinho’s squad.

“Obviously I have been the last 18 months here and the manager shows good faith and trust in me, he wants me to play and he thinks it’s the right thing for me,” Pereira said.

“I will find out next week where I play next season.

“I want to prove the manager the faith he put in me is right.” (AFP) APA APA

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.