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Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United: Brazilian profits from Antonio Valencia error to condemn Red Devils to defeat

Manchester United were beaten 1-0 by Barcelona as they ended their tour of the United States in defeat.

Brazilian striker Neymar, linked heavily with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, scored the only goal of the game as he profited from an error by Antonio Valencia to slot the ball home.

Jose Mourinho’s side now head to Norway, where they take on Valerenga, before a game with Sampdoria in Dublin.

One of the intriguing plots to this pre-season for Manchester United centres on their defence. More specifically, the centre of their defence.

Who will partner Eric Bailly at the heart of Jose Mourinho’s back four? The answer is not quite as clear cut as we might have imagined when Victor Lindelof was paraded in June.

He might have cost £31million but the Iceman could yet be left in the cold during the opening weeks of this campaign. Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are effectively on trial.

FT: Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United

After four minutes of added time, including appeals for a penalty after a dubious handball from Denis Suarez, the referee calls a halt to the contest as United end their US Tour with defeat.

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