Romelu Lukaku was delighted with his goal in the 2-0 win over Manchester City in Houston, claiming he had been working on the move in training.
Manchester United completed his £75m signing from Everton over the summer and the Belgian has been delighted with the way he has kicked off his pre-season so far.
Jose Mourinho‘s men face games against Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valerenga and Sampdoria, before returning back to England for the opening game of the season against West Ham.
Speaking about his start, Lukaku was happy to be a part of the derby.
“It was a move that we work on in training on a daily basis. The pass was brilliant, the run was okay and it was just basically instinct,” he said.
“It was good to be part of the derby. To get the win as well was important. For us it was a good training session. The guys are fitter now and we have to keep working.
“I am really delighted with the work that we are putting in. We are working very hard. The manager is putting his tactical concepts to us and we are doing very well on the pitch. We want to continue like that.
“Like the manager says, for us it is going to be a good training session and a good workout to see how we are improving and getting his concepts.
“We can do it all. The manager is helping us through it as well. We are really hungry and working hard to get even better. We are doing the stuff right, hopefully, we are improving and we can take it into the season as well.
“Real Madrid are going to be tough opponents but we are here to work hard, to get fitter and to get better as we get closer to the new season.”
Mourinho was hoping to find options with his squad this pre-season and he’s found it with Rashford and Lukaku proving they can form a solid partnership.
Dismantling Man City was only the start of it, but they must now face up to the big names of the La Liga to see if the squad can compare in what is set to be a pair of very difficult fixtures.