Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester United: Red Devils look lacklustre in final pre-season friendly


Jose Mourinho’s men were uninspiring in Munich

Manchester United failed to impress as they were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich in their final pre-season friendly.

Jose Mourinho’s side were on the back foot for the vast majority of the game and a Javi Martinez header saw them slump to defeat.

Chris Smalling battled Robert Lewandowski

Chris Smalling battled Robert Lewandowski

The clash of two European giants produced an uneventful first half and both teams headed into the second period on equal footing.

To United’s credit, they made themselves a tough nut to crack at the Allianz, but Bayern ultimately did make the breakthrough on 59 minutes.

Thiago’s corner found Javi Martinez and the Spaniard nodded past David de Gea with a simple headed finish from inside the six-yard box.

Arjen Robben looked to have added a late second, but it was quickly ruled out for offside.

Lee Grant played the final 15 minutes for Manchester United and Mourinho fielded multiple youngsters, including 17-year-old James Garner.

United will kick-off their Premier League campaign at home to Leicester on Friday night.

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