- Nemanja Matic makes his debut for Manchester United against Sampdoria
- United defeated Sampdoria 2-1 in their pre-season friendly in Dublin
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata were the goal-scorers for the Old Trafford side
Manchester United defeated Italian side Sampdoria 2-1 on Tuesday, August 2, 2017 in their last pre-season friendly in Dublin, Ireland.
United took the lead in the 10th minute when they hit the Italians on the counter-attack from a free-kick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan headed the ball home.
Mkhitaryan almost grabbed the second in the 22nd minute after great work from Antonio Valencia, but his header was saved by Sampdoria keeper Puggioni.
The Old Trafford were the more dominant side in the first-half as Puggioni denied the English giants some great chances to extend their lead before half-time.
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Sampdoria equalized in the 61st minute when Praet swept home from the edge of the box to level the scores for the Italians.
The Old Trafford side restored their lead in the 81st minute when Juan Mata slotted the ball into the back of the net following a great assist from Anthony Martial.
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