Alexis Sanchez was on target on Wednesday as Manchester United defeated AC Milan on penalties in their International Champions Cup match.
Chile international Sanchez was United’s best performer in a low-key game at the StubHub Center that finished 1-1.
Sanchez fired United into the lead with a well-taken goal on 12 minutes before Spanish midfelder Suso equalized for Milan three minutes later.
Although Sanchez produced a lively performance for United, the Premier League giants were unable to find a further goal, sending the game to penalties.
A bizarre shoot-out was won 9-8 by United, with both teams having to recycle their penalty takers after a string of missed spot-kicks.
Ander Herrera fired United into the lead in sudden death with his second penalty before Ivory Coast youngster Franck Kessie chipped his spot-kick over the bar to give United the win.
United’s Portuguese goalkeeper Joel Pereira, deputizing for the absent David De Gea and Sergio Romero, said he hoped his performance in the shoot-out had helped his bid to win a place in manager Jose Mourinho’s squad.
“Obviously I have been the last 18 months here and the manager shows good faith and trust in me, he wants me to play and he thinks it’s the right thing for me,” Pereira said. “I will find out next week where I play next season.”
“I want to prove the manager the faith he put in me is right,” the goalkeeper added.
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