Manchester United concluded their U.S. tour with a 3-2 loss against Borussia Dortmund at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Erik ten Hag’s team suffered their third defeat in four U.S. games due to their defensive shortcomings. Diogo Dalot opened the scoring for United, but a quick double by Donyell Malen just before halftime turned the game in Dortmund’s favor. Antony equalized for United in the second half, but a defensive error allowed Youssoufa Moukoko to score the winning goal for Dortmund.
Ten Hag fielded a relatively young side, including Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, and Facundo Pellistri in the starting lineup. He made a statement by choosing Scott McTominay as the captain, despite Maguire wearing the armband in the previous week in place of Bruno Fernandes.
United initially looked promising, taking the lead through Dalot’s well-placed shot after Van de Beek’s assist. However, the tide turned after the 30-minute mark, with Dortmund gaining momentum.
A scuffle involving Omari Forson resulted in him being substituted, receiving encouragement from McTominay and Eriksen, but also a lecture from Ten Hag.
United’s defense faltered just before halftime, with poor marking allowing Malen to score twice in quick succession.
The second half started with a scare for United when Maguire’s mistake nearly led to Dortmund’s third goal, but André Onana’s save denied them.
United managed to level the score at 2-2 when Mats Hummels’ error allowed Antony to calmly slot the ball home.
Ten Hag introduced his key players after 60 minutes, but it didn’t give United the edge they needed. Instead, another defensive blunder, this time by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, led to Marco Reus crossing for Moukoko to secure the victory for Dortmund.
Overall, it was a disappointing end to Manchester United’s U.S. tour, as they struggled to contain Dortmund’s attacks and conceded crucial goals due to defensive mistakes.