Morgan Schneiderlin scored five minutes into his debut as Manchester United beat Club America 1-0 in the International Champions Cup.
Louis van Gaal gave run-outs to all four of his major summer signings as United kicked off their pre-season with a victory at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.
Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian and Schneiderlin all played in the first 45 minutes and the latter headed home a Juan Mata cross to score the only goal of the game.
Van Gaal made 11 changes to his team at half-time with Bastian Schweinsteiger making his first appearance in United colours in central midfield.
However, Antonio Valencia and David De Gea were left out entirely due to minor injuries picked up in training while Marouanne Fellaini was rested.
Schneiderlin, who signed from Southampton last Monday, made an instant impact as he scored with one of his first touches for the club.
Ashley Young’s fifth-minute corner broke to Mata on the right edge of the box and he delivered a high cross for the Frenchman to leap above his marker and head beyond Hugo Guemez.
Aston Villa started life without Fabian Delph following his move to Manchester City with a 0-0 draw against Portuguese side Braga.
In the final game of Tim Sherwood's side's training camp in Portugal, Villa looked the most likely to break the deadlock with Gabriel Agbonlahor firing 25-yard shot against the crossbar in the 28th minute.
Easy win for Norwich
Elsewhere, Premier League new boys Norwich City ran out 3-1 winners in their 120-minute friendly against Cambridge United.
In a game that was split into four quarters, Cambridge opened the scoring just after the 30-minute mark through Barry Corr.
Gary Hooper levelled the scores from the penalty spot just before the half-time interval and Norwich took the lead just two minutes after the break through Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
Harry Toffolo added a third for the Premier League side in the 95th minute to round off the victory and make it three wins from three so far for Alex Neil’s side in pre-season.
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