Manchester United vs. Hannover 96: Live Score, Analysis and Recap
Goals, or lack thereof, have been a problem for Manchester United in their preseason friendlies this summer. An underwhelming tour of South Africa was followed by a couple of goal-less draws against Valerenga and Barcelona.
The match kicks off at 14.20 EST, 19.20 BST, so make sure to check back here about an hour before kick off for team lineups and build up.
Will this be the game when United finally begin to fire?
In the meantime, here's some background reading:
In a thrilling 4-3 preseason friendly with Bundesliga side Hannover 96, Manchester United ran out 4-3 winners thanks to goals from Chicharito, Rooney (2) and Kagawa.
The Red Devils looked terrific going foward thanks to some fine build up play by Cleverley and Kagawa, but were found wanting at times at the back.
Competition for goal of the game came down to a tie between Abdellaoue's cheeky backheel and Rooney's stunning free-kick.
The team now looks to the start of the Premier League season, which kicks off next Saturday.
90+1' - The final whistle is blown and Manchester United have won the Chevrolet Cup!!! Who needs Premier League trophies? My man-of-the-match? Either Rooney or Kagawa, probably Kagawa.
90' - CHANCE! Nani is played in one-on-one and tries to chip the goalkeeper, but it drifts wide.
If today's game is anything to go by, Rooney and Kagawa are going to be the new Batman and Robin for the Red Devils this season.
88' - Nani almost scores as Zieler kicks it straight into his face. Farcical stuff.
87' - United pushing for another here, but don't rule out the German side yet.
85' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL KAGAWAAAAAA! The new signing redeems himself by volleying past Zieler after being set up again by Rooney. 4-3 United!
Who said Manchester United preseason games were boring?
83' - CHANCE! Kagawa miscontrols and blows a good opportunity after Rooney plays him in. Hannover have gone missing.
The Hannover defence are playing so far up the pitch, United are just looking for through balls now.
82' - 3-3 ROONEY BURIES IT! Zieler stays on the pitch and dives the wrong way. Ten to play.
81' - PENALTY UNITED! Rooney one-on-one with Zieler is brought down by the keeper and he will surely take the spot kick. Is Zieler off here? It is only a friendly...
80' - Oh dear, Nani forgets how to pass and Hannover break. End-to-end stuff.
78' - Kagawa puts in Rooney, whose trademark shot across goal is straight at the keeper. Are we heading towards a thrilling finale?
76' - Ping pong in the United box as they look vulnerable again from a corner. Things getting a little niggly now.
Valencia and Anderson on for Vidic and Chicharito.
72' - Beautiful volley from Pander almost makes in 4-2. Chance back down the other end for Hernandez, but yet again his legs are 5 inches too short to get on the end of a cross.
71' - Pinto shamelessly shoves Rooney over as they tussle on the sideline. Deserved yellow for him. United prepare some subs.
Time for Bebe?
69' - GOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Rooney with a Beckham-esque blaster than nestles neatly in the top corner. Zieler didn't even move. 3-2 now, game on.
Nani goes on a typically selfish run and earns a free-kick, looks like Rooney to take this time...
Come back Rio Ferdinand, all is forgiven!!!
65' - UNBELIEVABLE GOAL HANNOVER! 3-1. Abdellaoue does get on the scoresheet with the most cheeky of backheels past de Gea. Sloppy United defending though.
Nemanja Vidic looks very tanned, not sure if that's the Manchester weather or not? He's sporting a full head of hair too!
Cleverley perhaps lucky not to have been penalised for that tackle in the area.
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