As it happened: Gomes snatches late winner despite United slacking in the second half
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FT: United snatch the win late on despite a super second half from Spurs. Positives to take for both sides from the game but their fitness will certainly have took a beating with the incredibly hot conditions. (1-2)

90' Son tries one last effort but his shot flies well over the bar, just about all over here in Shanghai. (1-2)

89' Free kick for Spurs after Lindelof brings down Lucas. (1-2)

87' Foyth does well to stand Rashford up as the game seems to have dropped to a walking pace. (1-2)

84' Rashford finds the back of the net but it is ruled offside. (1-2)

More on the goal - Gazzaniga at fault again. Spurs have dominated this half but with basically their first chance of the half Gomes is able to beat the Argentine in goal. (1-2)


79' Son looks to bend one in from outside the box but his shot is blocked by Fred. (1-1)

78' Free kick awarded to Spurs after a clumsy foul on Lamela from Matic on the edge of the half. (1-1)

75' The final water break of the game. If it stays the way it is we will be going straight to penalties. (1-1)

73' United still struggling to break Spurs down with the Londoners enjoying this second half. (1-1)

67' Spurs have come to life this second half and it has to be credit to the energy Lucas and Son have both brought since coming on. (1-1)

More on the goal - A hideous deflection on Lucas' effort takes the ball spinning past a stranded Romero in the United goal. (1-1)


62' Spurs make a further three changes, Christian Eriksen making an appearance. (0-1)

61' Fred tries his luck again, a better strike this time but Gazzaniga manages to catch the attempt. (0-1)

60' Son has completely changed the face of this game with Spurs looking much more of a threat to the United defence. (0-1)

56' Gazzaniga clears the ball from the edge of his box and sends Spurs on the attack but Dele is unable to pick out a cross. (0-1)

54' Son is working this United defence. The Korean's arrival has offered something different for the Lilywhites in which United can not deal with. (0-1)

Spurs XI: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Alderweireld, Tanganga, Georgiou, Skipp, Sissoko, Moura, Lamela, Song, Walker-Peters

50' Son breaks free and attemps an audacious chip but his effort floats just over the bar. (0-1) 

49' Lingard opens his legs and drives through the middle of the Spurs midfield but has no options and is closed down. (0-1)

United second half XI: Romero, Dalot, Bailly, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Fred, Mata, Gomes, Lingard, Rashford

47' Fred tries his luck from distance but the midfielder scuffs his effort which flies well, well wide of the post. (0-1)

46' We're back underway and there has been a few changes to both sides... (0-1)

HT: Martial gets the breakthrough goal after already hitting the post earlier in the half. Spurs have struggled to get sight on goal after Alli squandered a golden chance early on. (0-1)

44' A great ball in the box by Sissoko but Smalling is able to beat Kane to the header and deny the talisman a certain goal. (0-1)

42' Yellow of Tangana after a late challenge on James. (0-1)

40' A dreadful tackle by Pereira on Kane! Studs raised on the follow-through and a deserved yellow card. (0-1)

37' Spurs are struggling in the final third, perhaps unable to adapt to this new formation in which Pochettino is trialling. (0-1)

33' A quick hydration break and talking to by both managers as they send their teams back out refreshed. (0-1)

30' Spurs are yet to get their foot in the game. Alli had their best opportunity but rather snatched at it. Saying that neither side has managed to build too much momentum with the number of fouls conceded. (0-1)

27' The referee needs to get ahold of the game now, Sissoko fouls James again and it is becoming a trend. (0-1)

24' Sissoko goes in hard on James and the United players did not like that as it all spills over into pushing. (0-1)

More on the goal - Martial is played in on goal and from a tight angle, the Frenchman manages to squeeze it past the Argentine at his front post. (0-1)

MARTIAL PUTS UNITED AHEAD! It's a howler from Gazzaniga if we're being honest but the Reds take the lead. (0-1)

17' Parrott is the latest to give away a free-kick but the youngster has looked composed so far on the whole. (0-0)

16' Young's effort is saved fairly easily by Gazzaniga in the Spurs goal. (0-0)

25' Sissoko gives away a free-kick right on the edge of the box. A great opportunity for United here after a very clumsy foul. (0-0)

12' Alli is booked for a late challenge on McTominay, harsh for a pre-season friendly. (0-0)

10' Dele Alli finds himself one-on-one but is unable to beat De Gea - a golden chance wasted. (0-0)

8' United are enjoying a decent spell of pressure here but to no prevail just yet. (0-0)

4' Martial strikes the woodwork! A terrific attempt from the Frenchman as the ball beats Gazzaniga but not the post. (0-0)

2' Ndombele drives into the box and goes to ground but the referee waves away his appeal. (0-0)

1' Troy Parrott wins Spurs an early free-kick in their own half. (0-0)

1' We are underway in Shanghai! (0-0)

The teams are in the tunnel as they get ready to face the heat. 

Around 10 minutes to go until the final pre-season friendly in Asia for these two sides before jetting off home to England. 

Tottenham's record-signing, Tanguy Ndombele will make his full debut after grabbing an assist just one minute after coming on against Juventus on Sunday. 

United have made six changes from their game against Inter Milan with Mason Greenwood getting another chance up top in a front three. 

Manchester UnitedSubs

Manchester United Subs: Pereira, Romero, Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Shaw, Tuanzebe, Fred, Garner, Gomes, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Chong, Rashford.

Tottenham XI

Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Tanganga, Vertonghen, Georgiou, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Dele, Parrott, Kane.

Manchester United XI

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Smalling, Rojo, Young, McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Pogba, Greenwood, James, Martial.

Solskjaer on Spurs

“I thought they played really well,” Solskjaer said.

“They looked strong. Of course, it must have been a difficult summer for some of them as well after losing out in the Champions League final but I’m sure they came back with the same hunger as we do to win trophies.”

Team news coming soon

We will be bringing you the latest team news as it arrives. Until then, here is what Solskjaer had to say about Spurs' quest for a trophy last season:

Where to watch

You can watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United on MUTV and MUTV HD or on the MUTV app. Coverage will start on Thursday morning and kick-off is at 12:30PM BST.

Lukaku still unavailable

Ahead of the clash with Spurs, the United boss updated the media on their latest injury news:

"Lindelof is fine and Lukaku won't be fit, no. He has been working with a physio the last few days so I don't think he will make this one, no," he said. 

"He got injured in training. It is not too bad, if it was worse we would have sent him home."

Manchester United 1-0 Inter Milan

In United's previous outing, Mason Greenwood's 76th-minute strike proved the difference to earn United the win.  

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side dominated and arguably should have had the game wrapped up before the latter stages of the game but once again the 17-year-old stepped up to provide the difference. 


United's pre-season so far

Although Spurs have only played the one pre-season friendly, United have featured in three. 

Victories in all three which have come against Perth Glory, Leeds United and most recently Inter Milan

The Red Devils came out as 2-0 victors against Perth whilst sweeping Leeds aside in a 4-0 win. 

Pochettino only focused on Spurs

The Spurs boss was asked whether he expects United to come back stronger after last season's sixth-placed finish - to which he responded:

"This season we are going to try again and hopefully, we can arrive again, but I don't know. I cannot talk too much about other teams.                                                                                                                                                                                            "I need to be focused on Tottenham and focused on improving the squad. We have plenty of senior players and young players who all need help to be better every season. We are focused on that."

Juventus 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Erik Lamela put Spurs ahead in the first half after a period of dominance from the Premier League side but following the break Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo edged the Old Lady ahead. 

Spurs' record signing, Tanguy Ndombele took just one minute after coming on to lodge his first assist for the Club after providing Lucas Morua for the equaliser.

And then came THAT goal. Kane's ridiculous halfway line attempt which won Spurs the game in the dying seconds. 

On to Europe

Following Thursday's game at the Hongkou Football Stadium, Spurs will return to London ahead of their trip to Germany where they will face Real Madrid and the winners of the game between Bayern Munich and Fenerbahçe S.K.

Tottenham's pre-season so far

Spurs began their pre-season tour of Asia with victory in Singapore over Juventus which came in dramatic style. With the game level at 2-2 and just seconds to go, Harry Kane's outrageous 50-yard shot lobbed Wojciech Szczęsny and clinched the win for the Londoners. 

Mauricio Pochettino's men have since travelled to Shanghai where they have battled the elements in training ahead of Thursday's meeting with the Red Devils. 

Hello and welcome

Thursday afternoon and we have Premier League football? Not quite, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United will clash in the International Champions Cup in Shanghai but the game could give us a taste of what we can expect from the two sides next month.  VAVEL UK will bring you live minute-by-minute commentary and score updates as well as build-up throughout the morning.