2019 Pre-season Friendlies: Big wins for Man Utd & Man City

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/07/2019

Big wins for Manchester United and Manchester City in their pre-season friendlies in Perth and China ahead of the 2019-20 season begins in August

Red Devils eased to a 4-0 win against old rivals Leeds to bring their nine-day stay in Australia to a satisfactory conclusion.

Mason Greenwood opened the scoring from close range after seven minutes before England international Marcus Rashford in the 27 minutes but club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 11 changes after the break.

Phil Jones' powerful header made it three, and Anthony Martial's penalty rounded off the scoring in front of a crowd of 55,274 but Manchester United will fly to Singapore on Thursday where they play Inter Milan on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola smashed West Ham United 4-1 on Wednesday in the semi-final of the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing, China.

The Hammers opened the scoring after 26 minutes when club skipper Mark Noble converted from the penalty spot but David Silva equalised for Manchester City after 33 minutes before Nigerian descent Lukas Nmecha put Cityzen upfront for the first time from a penalty just two minutes later.

Raheem Sterling made it 3-1 just 14 minutes into the second stanza of the encounter after making second-half substitute appearance to replace Ian Poveda and England forward completed his brace with 18 minutes remaining.

Manchester City will meet Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final on Saturday after West Ham face Newcastle United in the third-place play-off.