Manchester United perfectly ended the pre-season US Tour with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool to secure the Guinness ICC Champions Cup in Miami.
After a shaky start and a Steven Gerrard penalty, United were playing very poorly but a second half flourish inspired by a quick brace courtesy of Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata flipped the game and United went on to win 3-1 thanks to Jesse Lingard‘s late effort.
United lifting the ICC Trophy may mean nothing on paper in much the same fashion as a Community Shield doesn’t but United’s performances were extremely promising on the whole out in USA, something that will help create a palpable buzz around Old Trafford for the start of next season.
Next up is a home game against Valencia in seven days for Van Gaal and his men ahead of a visit from Swansea on the opening day of the season.
Here’s a picture gallery from United’s game against Liverpool: