Borussia Dortmund defeated Manchester United 3-2 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, despite some defensive shortcomings.
Dortmund took the lead in the 25th minute through Diogo Dalot’s own goal. Donyell Malen doubled Dortmund’s lead in the 43rd minute before Anthony pulled one back for Manchester United in the 52nd minute.
However, Dortmund restored their two-goal lead in the 71st minute through Youssoufa Moukoko. Manchester United pulled one back through Alejandro Garnacho in the 89th minute, but it was too little too late.
Dortmund’s win was their third in a row in pre-season, and it showed that they are still a force to be reckoned with. However, their defense will need to improve if they want to challenge for trophies this season.
Here are some key takeaways from the match:
- Dortmund’s attack was in fine form, with Malen and Moukoko both scoring.
- Manchester United’s defense was poor, and they were punished for their mistakes.
- Erik Ten Hag will be looking to improve his team’s defense before the start of the season.
What does this mean for the upcoming season?
Dortmund’s win will give them confidence ahead of the upcoming season. They will be hoping to challenge for the Bundesliga title, and they will also be looking to make a deep run in the Champions League.
Manchester United will need to improve their defense if they want to challenge for trophies this season. They have a lot of talented players, but they need to learn how to defend as a unit.
What’s next for both teams?
Dortmund will continue their pre-season tour with a match against Sporting CP on Wednesday. Manchester United will face Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
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