How Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Rayo Vallecano

July 31, 2022 at 12:57 PM EDT

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That’s all from us today, United ended their pre-season with a 1-1 draw. The Premier League is next. Thanks for following along.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:51 PM EDT

FT at Old Trafford

Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Another match where Ten Hag will feel his side should have buried their chances. United looked good going forward but failed to take their chances. That’s all for pre-season and up next, it’s the real deal! Man United vs Brighton in the first weekend of Premier League action.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:48 PM EDT

Another stoppage

90′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Valentin is down injured.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:45 PM EDT

Telles’ shot over the bar

88′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Hansen finds a pocket of space in the box before cutting the ball backwards for Telles to try his luck. He slightly leaned back and the ball was always rising.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:42 PM EDT

Substitution for United

85′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Isak Hansen comes on for Chong.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:40 PM EDT

Iqbal drags his shot wide

82′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Laird goes on a tremendous run down the left and combines with Amad who picks out Iqbal on the edge of the box. The young midfielder was encouraged to shoot by the crowd and dragged it wide.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:38 PM EDT

United not creating too much

80′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

The Spanish side have been well organized at the back, frustrating United at times.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:31 PM EDT

Substitutions for United

74′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Garnacho and Garner make way for Iqbal and Shoretire.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:25 PM EDT

Amad brought down on the edge of the box

67′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

He’s looked sharp since his introduction.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:23 PM EDT

Chance for the visitors to take the lead!

64′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

They worked it brilliantly forward but Laird is back for United to sniff out the danger. He’s played well so far.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:18 PM EDT

Substitutions for United

60′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Hannibal comes on for Eriksen.

Bailly comes on for Martinez.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:16 PM EDT

Vallecano equalise!

58′ Manchester United 1-1 Rayo Vallecano

Camacho’s strike is well saved by Heaton but Garcia is first to react and he taps home into an empty net.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:10 PM EDT

OFF THE BAR!

52′ Manchester United 1-0 Rayo Vallecano

A cheeky effort from Falcao who almost chipped Heaton beautifully.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:06 PM EDT

GOAL! 1-0 Man United

48′ Manchester United 1-0 Rayo Vallecano

Telles rips a shot from distance with his left foot and all the goalkeeper can do is parry it into the path of Amad who tucks it home easily.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:05 PM EDT

Garnacho earns United an early corner

47′ Manchester United 0-0 Rayo Vallecano

Eriksen goes over to take and receives a warm welcome. His corner is poor and collected easily by the Vallecano goalkeeper.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:03 PM EDT

The second half is underway

46′ Manchester United 0-0 Rayo Vallecano

United get the ball rolling.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 12:03 PM EDT

Just one change at the break

Amad comes on for Ronaldo.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 11:45 AM EDT

HT: Manchester United 0-0 Rayo Vallecano

The hosts have had some good chances with the visitors creating very little. United’s best opportunities have come from the left through Garnacho who has been excellent. Eriksen and Van de Beek have also had good halves.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 11:43 AM EDT

The half coming to an end

43′ Manchester United 0-0 Rayo Vallecano

United still haven’t found the breakthrough and their tempo has slowed down. Chong the latest to have a go at goal but again blasts it over the bar.

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

July 31, 2022 at 11:37 AM EDT

Garnacho beats two men down the left

37′ Manchester United 0-0 Rayo Vallecano

He finds himself in a brilliant position to put in a cross but it’s well blocked.

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Brad Cox

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