Manchester United claimed a 2-0 victory in the first-ever derby on foreign soil as Tour 2017, presented by Aon, continued in winning fashion for the Reds.
Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were once again in fine goalscoring form and their first-half strikes, in quick succession, were enough to seal derby bragging rights.
Jose Mourinho’s men were at it from the off with Ander Herrera taking aim early on, before further shots followed from outside at the area as the Reds looked to test new City goalkeeper Ederson.
David De Gea had to be alert at the other end too with Sterling twice being denied, before Chris Smalling made a fantastic double block from Patrick Roberts and Sterling again.
United made the breakthrough eight minutes from half-time as Lukaku latched on to a fine Paul Pogba through ball, beating Ederson to it, before finishing brilliantly from the tightest of angles. Two minutes later, Rashford doubled the advantage, firing home after good work from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Changes aplenty followed for both sides at the break but the Reds still kept up their pursuit on City’s goal. Rashford went for the spectacular six minutes in which Ederson had to palm over. Lukaku headed wide from the corner and soon after smacked a shot against the upright.
The Reds survived a scare 14 minutes from the end when Romero got caught out of goal as he came for a cross, but Phil Foden’s attempted lob was over the bar.
Substitute Phil Jones was denied by an incredible triple save by Ederson from a corner late on, but by then the game was already won and derby bragging rights belonged to United.