Manchester United's Pereira stars in victory over AC Milan

Manchester United's Pereira stars in victory over AC Milan

Manchester United's Pereira stars in victory over AC Milan

Both teams enjoyed chances to win their ICC opener but neither side could make the breakthrough in regulation time as United prevailed on penalties.

Managers Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho have clashed in recent days over spending, and it was Klopp's Reds who came out on top in MI with goals from Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge, Sheyi Ojo and Xherdan Shaqiri on debut.

United were level just three minutes later thanks to a stunning effort from Pereira, who curled home a free-kick from 25 yards.

However, their happiness was short-lived as Milan's Suso scored an equaliser soon after.

Alexis Sanchez had opened the scoring in the 12th minute for United, who were playing their third pre-season friendly on their tour of the US West Coast. The closest to score the second goal was Milan's Nikola Kalinic, whose close-shot hit the goal post in the ending moments of the match.

"It's very competitive and in the end the penalties for me means nothing but I think football fans, especially American football fans, enjoy the penalty shootout and was good fun", the Portuguese manager added.

Speaking to the media after United's 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in MI on Saturday night, Mourinho expressed his frustration at the club's slow movement in the transfer window.

Chile global Sanchez was United's best performer in a low-key game at the StubHub Center that finished 1-1.

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