Saturday July 26, 2014 July Finished

AS Roma 2 - 3 Manchester United

  • Pjanic 75’
  • Totti 86’ (pen.)
  • Rooney 35’, 45’ (pen.)
  • Mata 39’

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  1. Friendly match - Rooney inspires Man Utd win over Roma

    Friendly match - Rooney inspires Man Utd win over Roma

    Wayne Rooney scored two goals and set up a third for Juan Mata as Manchester United beat Roma 3-2 in Denver. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • AS Roma
    • Manchester United
    • '90+3 Full-time in Denver and it ends Manchester United 3-2 Roma in the first match of the International Champions Cup. And that was down to 10 sublime minutes from Wayne Rooney in the first half. The second half was pretty poor from the Premier League side, and new manager Louis Van Gaal looked quite annoyed at the final whistle. But a win is a win is a win.
    • '90+2 Ljajic and Pjanic combine well, but Paraguay international Antonio Sanabria snatches at the shot and it goes well wide.
    • '90 Three minutes of additional time. Cole makes a good tackle on Young down the United right.
    • '89 Roma sense a chance of an equaliser now, and Totti makes a brilliant tackle in midfield to win the ball back. 37 years young..
    • '88 Goal! Roma 2-3 Manchester United. Totti slams the penalty past Amos, who is about five yards off his goal-line!
    • '87 Penalty. Michael Keane is unable to get his hands out of the way in the box and the referee points to the spot.
    • '85 United clear a Totti corner, and Roma have the ball again.
    • '84 Young does well to beat Cole down the right, but Will Keane is bundled off the ball and Roma concede a corner, which is cleared at the near post.
    • '83 Ashley Young does well to head clear a Roma free-kick from the left, then Amos makes a brilliant stop to touch Castan's overhead kick onto the post.
    • '82 United break through Lingard and Will Keane and the ball finds Nani down the left, but the Portugal winger shoots straight at the goalkeeper.
    • '81 Totti looks to flick the ball into the United box but Smalling does well to cushion a header back to Amos.
    • '80 Lingard takes the free-kick himself but shoots straight into the Roma wall.
    • '79 Castan trips Lingard on the edge of the Roma box and it is a free-kick 20 yards out for United.
    • '78 In fairness, Amos was just very brave then to get in front of Marco Borriello as the pair contested a Totti cross from the right.
    • '76 Amos holds his head in his hands. I get the feeling, from the look on Van Gaal's face on the bench, that young Ben will not be first choice in goal this season!
    • '75 GOAL: Roma 1-3 Manchester United. Miralem Pjanic gets the ball in his own half and chips Amos from 60 yards! That was Roma's first shot on target..
    • '74 Luke Shaw does brilliantly to win the ball down the left but Kagawa is unable to get his shot on target.
    • '73 The referee shows a yellow card, I think to Leandro Castan for a shove on Hernandez.
    • '71 Kagawa shows good skill to set up Hernandez on the turn but the Mexican fails to beat a Roma shirt with his cross.
    • '70 Shaw and Nani link up down the left but the Roma backline stays firm and the ball goes back to Smalling. Good possession play again by United.
    • '68 One of the Roma subs is Francesco Totti, judging by the roar from the Roma fans! And Javier Hernandez is coming on for United captain Cleverley.
    • '67 Skorupski catches a Young corner at the second attempt as Roma prepare to bring on five (!) subs.
    • 64' Shaw crosses from the left but the delivery is poor and Benatia clears.
    • '61 Nani and Luke Shaw (who are also on!) combine well but Roma win the ball back and break. The ball goes long for Destro, but again the pass is overhit. The Italian forward is working really hard in the Denver heat though.
    • '60 Radja Nainggolan sets up Ljajic, who in turn feeds Ucan, but the Turk's shot is well wide. I am not sure Roma have had a shot on goal yet!
    • 59' Kagawa tries a ball over the top of the Roma defence but it is too strong for Will Keane.
    • '58 Florenzi fouls Young this time and it is a free-kick for United but the possession is wasted.
    • 56' Amos comes out of his area to knee clear a ball meant for Destro. That was a bit unconvincing by the United goalkeeper.
    • '54 Ashley Young receives a yellow card for a late tackle. Ljajic will take the free-kick from the left, but it is overhit and sails over Amos' goal.
    • '51 Adem Ljajic beats Cleverley easily down the left and crosses, but an unmarked Florenzi shoots wide. Smalling was guilty of stepping off the Roma player too much there.
    • '50 Will Keane cuts across Benatia and into the box and the referee adjudges that the United youngster had committed the foul.
    • '49 Destro skips past Blackett and Jones from Florenzi's pass from the left channel, but the Roma striker hits the side netting of Ben Amos' goal. Amos has replaced Johnstone between the United posts, by the way.
    • '48 A poor first touch by former Chelsea defender Cole is greeted with delight by the United fans. He may be in a Roma shirt now, but the dislike from supporters of other Premier League clubs remains.
    • '47 You will have to work with me on this as we don't have a list of substitutions. Jesse Lingard is also on for United in midfield. I will tell you the new players as soon as I notice them!
    • '47 Two changes for Roma, one of whom is Ashley Cole.
    • 46' It is almost a completely changed United side. Michael Keane, Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa and Chris Smalling are on, I can see. Cleverley is staying on, and I think Valencia is also remaining.
    • '45+2 Half-time whistle, and the half ends with the score Roma 0-3 Manchester United. The Premier League side were second best for 36 minutes, and on fire for the rest of the half. All thanks to Rooney.
    • '45 Two minutes of additional time.
    • 44' GOAL!!: Roma 0-3 Manchester United. Herrera plays a wall pass to Welbeck, and the England striker is pulled down by Urby Emanuelson. And Rooney blasts home the penalty. What a ten minutes from Rooney!
    • '43 United look by far the better team now, with Valencia, Cleverley and James all keeping the ball well. United have put about 20 passes together.
    • '41 Johnstone connects with Juan Iturbe as he punches and the United goalkeeper is so worried that he has caused a head injury that he fails to notice Destro playing on! He gets away with it though.
    • '39 Rooney is on fire now. It is a shame that he is going to be subbed at half-time. Van Gaal says he will make nine substitutions at half-time, with only Welbeck and Tyler Blackett staying on.
    • '38 GOAL!! Roma 0-2 Manchester United. Wayne Rooney floats a long ball over the top and Juan Mata takes the ball on the run before chipping Skorupski to net.
    • '36 Rooney had done nothing up until that moment. The Roma defence were perhaps at fault for allowing the striker so much room, but who would have expected that?!
    • '35 GOAL!! Roma 0-1 Manchester United. And what a goal from the previously anonymous Rooney. The England man takes two touches then shoots across his body and into the top corner of goal from 25 yards!
    • '34 Roma seem very comfortable facing the 3-5-2 that Van Gaal favours.
    • '33 Welbeck collides with Ucan and the pair fall to the floor, but they are soon up and back into the action.
    • '31 Florenzi shoots at Johnstone after being set up by Destro, with James doing well to get a toe-in to put the Italian midfielder off. For once, Roma manage to bypass the United offside trap.
    • '30 Rooney tries to bring down a high ball under pressure from Mehdi Benatia, and loses it. Rooney has been pretty anonymous here.
    • '28 Another long ball over the top is overhit and Destro is unable to run onto the pass. The altitude may be a factor in the way the ball is flying through the air.
    • '27 The game is getting a littly bitty now. Herrera has a sly kick at Leandro Paredes and concedes the foul.
    • '26 A yellow card for Roma's Calabresi for a late challenge on Welbeck in the centre of the pitch.
    • '24 Louis van Gaal and the assistant referee have had a wee disagreement during the water break. LVG took the opportunity to give his players a few words of encouragement and the official did not like that.
    • '23 We are having an official water break in Denver. Apologies for the gaps in our coverage - we are experiencing technical difficulties with the feed from Sports Authority Field.
    • '22 Johnstone is able to get enough contact on his punch from the corner to concede a throw.
    • '21 Free-kick to Roma 25 yards out after Herrera concedes the foul. Paredes' free-kick hits the wall and goes out for a corner.
    • '17 You have missed nothing from Denver. An attempt by United and Rooney comes to nothing as Roma goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski fields.
    • '14 Jones goes through the centre but fails to feed Welbeck and the United chance is lost.
    • '13 Destro is offside again on the final shoulder of James, as Blackett steps up. This may be a dangerous game for United to play, as they are leaving Destro an awful lot of space behind the defenders.
    • 11' Johnstone almost puts his defence under pressure with a short pass from his goal area but United are able to clear.
    • 10' United win a free-kick as Welbeck goes down under a challenge on the right, but the free-kick is wasted and too heavy for Rooney.
    • 9' The Roma fans seem to be in fine voice in Denver - they are obviously happy with their side's start.
    • '8 Jonny Evans just manages to play the offside trap on Destro, stepping up just in time on Alessandro Florenzi's through ball.
    • 7' A nice move down the right between Rooney, James and Welbeck, but James is unable to release Welbeck with the final pass.
    • '5 Roma's 4-3-3 seems to be causing problems for United - the Serie A side look far more fluid in the early stages.
    • '4 Reece James tries to put Rooney in down the left channel but the pass is overhit.
    • 3' Another chance for Destro, as Salih Ucan is tackled in the box by Blackett and the ball rolls to the Roma striker but he shoots over.
    • 2' Chance for Roma as Mattia Destro gets in behind the United defence and his lob beats United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone but bounces over the bar.
    • '1 We are underway in Denver. Man United are in whiite with black shorts, Roma in their usual purple and yellow. Both sides played on Wednesday, but they also have the added heat and altitude in Colorado to cope with today.
    • 21:05 Some strange rules in this tournament. There are two groups of four teams, and the team that wins each match get three points. If it is a draw at 90 mins, they go straight to a penalty shoot-out. The shoot-out winner gets two points, and the shoot-out loser gets one.
    • 20:57 MANCHESTER UNITED: Johnstone; Jones, Evans, Blackett; Valencia, Cleverley (c), Herrera, James, Welbeck; Mata, Rooney. Subs..To Follow.///AS ROMA: Skorupski; Calabresi, Benatia, Romagnoli, Emanuelson; Uçan, Keita, Paredes; Iturbe, Destro, Florenzi. Subs..To Follow.
    • 20:55 “I thought he was fantastic, he was full of energy and endeavour," Fletcher said. "He changed his role in the first half, he played a little deeper, then in the second half he went into a more advanced role with some great assists and he got about the pitch."
    • 20:50 The match is the first of United's fixtures in the International Champions Cup, with Inter Milan and Real Madrid to follow. United come into the match on the back of a 7-0 victory over LA Galaxy. New signing Ander Herrera played the full 90 minutes against Galaxy and impressed his new team-mate Darren Fletcher.
    • 20:45 Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of the pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Roma at Sports Authority Field, Denver. This is Nick Royle (@nickaroyle) taking you through all the action.
  • Summary

    • '88 Goal! Roma 2-3 Manchester United. Totti slams the penalty past Amos, who is about five yards off his goal-line!
    • '75 GOAL: Roma 1-3 Manchester United. Miralem Pjanic gets the ball in his own half and chips Amos from 60 yards! That was Roma's first shot on target..
    • '73 The referee shows a yellow card, I think to Leandro Castan for a shove on Hernandez.
    • 44' GOAL!!: Roma 0-3 Manchester United. Herrera plays a wall pass to Welbeck, and the England striker is pulled down by Urby Emanuelson. And Rooney blasts home the penalty. What a ten minutes from Rooney!
    • '38 GOAL!! Roma 0-2 Manchester United. Wayne Rooney floats a long ball over the top and Juan Mata takes the ball on the run before chipping Skorupski to net.
    • '35 GOAL!! Roma 0-1 Manchester United. And what a goal from the previously anonymous Rooney. The England man takes two touches then shoots across his body and into the top corner of goal from 25 yards!
    • '26 A yellow card for Roma's Calabresi for a late challenge on Welbeck in the centre of the pitch.
    • 20:57 MANCHESTER UNITED: Johnstone; Jones, Evans, Blackett; Valencia, Cleverley (c), Herrera, James, Welbeck; Mata, Rooney. Subs..To Follow.///AS ROMA: Skorupski; Calabresi, Benatia, Romagnoli, Emanuelson; Uçan, Keita, Paredes; Iturbe, Destro, Florenzi. Subs..To Follow.

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