Manchester United beat La Liga and Champions League winners Real Madrid on penalties – despite a defensive blunder from new signing Victor Lindelof. United drew 1-1 with Spanish giants, who were without star man Cristiano Ronaldo, in front of 65,109 fans at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.Also Read - Manchester United Confirm Agreement With Real Madrid For Raphael Varane's Transfer
But Red Devils saw off the Spaniards 2-1 in a shoot-out. But despite a bad penalty shootout at the Levi’s Stadium, David De Gea will surely have enjoyed proving a point to Real Madrid. Also Read - Olympics Football: Spain Have Injury Issues Ahead of Key Argentina Encounter
De Gea made two saves from Mateo Kovacic and Oscar as these two European giants just converted just three of 10 penalty attempts. A day earlier, Jose Mourinho had revealed that Madrid had effectively ended their pursuit of the Spain goalkeeper. Also Read - VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo's Gesture Towards Airport Staff Proves he Has a Heart Worth Gold
A piece of brilliant skill from attacker Anthony Martial in the first half helped put United ahead, his brilliant dribbling skills took him past Daniel Carvajal and Luka Modric and into the penalty area, before sliding the ball across the face of goal to the waiting Jesse Lingard who scored a simple tap in.
But a late challenge from Lindelof, chopping down Real’s new signing Theo Hernandez to concede a penalty, allowed Zinedine Zidane’s side to score from the spot through Casemiro to earn a draw.
Despite putting on new £75m signing Romelu Lukaku and world record £89m midfielder Paul Pogba for the second-half, United were unable to force the win.