The Red Devils have Wednesday night exactly a week before the departure to the world cup in their second world cup preparatory race with 3-0 win of Egypt.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku (27.) and the captain – Eden Hazard (38.) ensured a 2-0 halftime in an attractive King baudouin stadium, the substitute Marouane Fellaini made deep into stoppage time for the 3-0.
27 minutes it took before the Red Devils with Egyptian temperatures the double afweergordel of the legged started, the visitors were able to demolish. Luminary Hazard snaked through the centre and crossed to the farthest corner, the 45-year-old Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary had a great reflex in the house, but pushed the leather in the feet of Lukaku, who could not miss.
For the striker of Manchester United’s first goal since april 18, and the ups and downs after his knee – and enkelblessures seem now thing of the past. The hometown audience called out to him: behold, his name, a reflection of the positive atmosphere in the stadium was located.
The Nainggolan-roepers were this time stayed home and the existing fans were already before the break a second time at the party: to indicate Yannick Carrasco pushed no less than Eden Hazard’s 2-0 against the nets.
The score was also higher up, after chances for Lukaku and Dries Mertens, and not called strafschopovertreding on Kevin De Bruyne – should already be there against an opponent if Egypt is not too many exclamation points to be placed.
The troops of meestertacticus Hector Cuper could have been since the beginning of October, no more contest win and are entirely dependent on a rehabilitative Mo Salah. Before the break they could only have a chance for Marwan Mohsen opposite.
With two goals for the rest could coach Roberto Martinez will not be satisfied in this offensive test, Saturday, after the defensive patterns against Portugal were tested. There was high pressing on the opponent, so inevitably there is also some space given away. Quite sure acted Laurent Ciman in the back is not, after he, somewhat surprisingly, the preference had been given on Leander Dendoncker as a replacement for the injured Vincent Kompany. The Anderlechtse hint will be next week or in action may come in the uitwuifwedstrijd against Costa Rica.
The coach wants in this trial as many players as possible on the job and performed just like Saturday, the rest four turnouts. The second half was a measure for nothing, on a handsome action of Carrasco and a staircase of the sunken Michy Batshuayi after. For the Batsman it was the first speelminuten since his severe ankle injury. Deep into injury time put Fellaini the 3-0 final score on the scoreboard.
“Our performance was certainly not perfect, but we need our mistakes to learn,” said coach Martinez after the match in the catacombs of the King baudouin stadium. “I am as satisfied as after the match against Portugal. We are in a process: some things are good, other not.’
“Especially the mentality of the group is to me. Defensively we were not perfect, but we keep the zero: we are going to the world cup as a team. There I get satisfaction from. Egypt had been under Hector Cuper, as yet, no times three goals, collected.’
After the fluitconcerten and the songs for Radja Nainggolan bathed the Heysel against Egypt in a positive atmosphere. “I appreciate our fans: everything we do is for them. They can keep us invincible feel. It is nice to have that chemistry between players and fans to see, that we have needed”, concluded the coach.