Manchester remains Red, even on foreign soil, as two quick goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford foiled Pep Guardiola’s plot to get one over rival Jose Mourinho before the English Premier League season begins.

Pep saw his City side fighting, eventually to no avail, for a comeback just after 39 minutes of play at the international Manchester Derby in the US on Thursday.

Lukaku: Powerful Belgian striker has netted twice for United in three games…all preseason matches tho (who cares?)

Untied’s Lukaku, a recent £75 million signing who’s mocked for having a “horrendous” first touch, got the first goal after 37 minutes of play with whizkid Rashford adding the second two minutes later.

Mourinho had said he could experiment with a Lukaku-Rashford combo. He was rewarded for doing so against another top league team.

But hey, this is the International Champions Cup (America); it’s preseason; no EPL points awarded to United for this victory.

​The result should, albeit, boost United’s confidence as Mourinho plots to snatch the EPL from champions Chelsea (come and get it) this season.

Let’s hope Guardiola’s City take lessons from this loss to their fierce rivals.

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