The Armenian played him in behind the Real Salt Lake defense where he rounded the goalkeeper spectacularly.
According to Landon Southwick, the play-by-play announcer for the Real Monarchs in the United Soccer League, the referee originally offered Mourinho the opportunity to sub Valencia out of the match. "Obviously, the draw from a smaller market is tougher, but it would bring a lot to the area", he said. "A few days, a week maybe".
Romelu Lukaku is already paying that £75 million (about $98 million) back to Manchester United after opening his account in a pre-season friendly on Monday night. "I'm all right, it's just a slight twist", he said. "But make no mistake it will be the same type of game for me". "And to see them do that is one of the joys of coaching because you don't see it all of the time. It's about getting points and trying to get that playoff spot". Then everything else comes with it. I feel really well. "Playing against one of the best teams in the world doesn't happen every day". And despite never being on the field together, the difference between United's two remaining strikers could not have been more stark in this week's victories. The diminutive Brazilian featured in the second half of both games against LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake but whereas previous punctuated appearances for the Reds have seen the 21-year-old play in an attacking midfield, forward or wide role, he's been deployed by Mourinho in central midfield in America, in a holding role.
New Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku was unable to score a debut goal in the side's 5-2 friendly win over LA Galaxy on Saturday but the Belgian striker earned high praise for a solid all-round performance.
"It's just nice for him, not important for me", Mourinho said of Lukaku's first United goal. 'Price-tags are something that you don't even think of, it's just a game of football and when you know you can do it, nerves don't come into it.
Lukaku used his strength and physical presence to hold off the Real defense to feed Jesse Lingard, who provided the pass for Mkhitaryan to score.
ESPN2 will provide the live television broadcast from Providence Park, here in Portland, Oregon.
Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League but won the EFL Cup and Europa League under the Portuguese coach last term following his appointment in May 2016. Going into the Portland game starting the second half of the season. Paul Pogba found Lukaku lurking central 25 yards out.
Another reason for his inclusion is his versatility.