FT: Yokohama F. Marinos 3 Manchester United 2

There goes the final whistle and United will be very disappointed with this. Falling behind after 30 seconds to a Marquinhos did little to settle David Moyes' side who were poor in defence throughout. Jesse Lingard provided the highlight for the Red Devils with the equaliser, but a Yokohama own-goal didn't stop the Japanese side bouncing back to score two second half goals to win the game 3-2. Lingard, Zaha and van Persie will perhaps be happy with their performances, but the rest of the players will likely not look back on this game with too much glee, especially the creaky United defence.

A United corner again creates confusion for the Yokohama keeper who comes out and misses a punch. Luckily for the Japanese side the ball falls away to safety. Should be it now.

Free-kick from Yokohama is awkward for De Gea but the Spaniard handles the dilemma well.

David Moyes doesn't exactly look delighted with his side's performance today and, in terms of the defence at least, nor should he be.

Some more bright play for United as they go in search of that equaliser, but Fabio's cross falls straight into the keeper's arms.

A typical defensive burst from Phil Jones brings some impetus to United's attack, but Kumagai cuts it short with a cynical foul.

Five extra minutes of added time for United to avoid another defeat on this pre-season tour.

GOAL! Hanato's silky footwork completely bamboozles Phil Jones in the United defence, and the midfielder manages to poke the ball towards Fujita who fires home for 3-2.

Ashley Young's low cross is saved well by the keeper. Visible tiring from United now.

Hyodo, who has been excellent for Yokohama, is replaced by Higa as we enter the final six minutes.

A great cross-field ball from Giggs gives Young plenty of space on the right, and his shot looks goal-bound but it's deflected.

Welbeck's movement has been a factor for United so far. A slide-rule pass from Kagawa nearly releases the English striker but the keeper is out first.

Veteran Welshman Ryan Giggs will replace Zaha now for United, the latter has been very impressive today.

Great work from Yokohama as they stretch United's defence with each pass in an excellent move. The cross however results in nothing, as Jones is well-placed to head away.

Amano comes on for Yokohama as they too go in search of a possible winner.

An excellent whipped ball from Nakamachi goes out for a goal-kick. Just a touch would likely have forced at least a save.

The impressive Marquinhos makes his exit then as Yokohama bring on Ogura.

Great ball through gives Kagawa a clear run on goal, he cushions the ball well but his finish is just too close to the keeper. Should have been 3-2.

Off comes Jonny Evans, on comes Chris Smalling for United. 25 minutes left for a winner, can they do it?

Looks like someone's on a rampage to impress. Marquinhos bursts through past Evans and, with the Northern Irishman hot on his collar, he unleashes a shot which inches just wide.

Marquinhos again looks lively for Yokohama and squeezes in a shot under pressure, but it's easy for De Gea.

Silky skill and a great reverse pass from Zaha nearly gives United another chance, but it's defended well.

Kumagai and Hanatro also take the field for Yokohama.

Rapturous applause throughout the stadium as Shinji Kagawa replaces Adnan Januzaj for United.

There may have been four goals but the crowd has been the loudest for home hero Shinji Kagawa who, after warming up for the last 15 minutes or so, will be introduced shortly. Apparently there's been 42 shots of him sat on the bench for United so far, so get ready for a fairly loud applause when he comes on.

Welbeck again finds a way through the Yokohama defence with his pace, but the final touch goes begging and he fumbles in a shot which is saved easily. Keeper punches away the rebound.

Clevlerley has been outshone by the lesser known midfield starlets for United so far this pre-season, and blazing a shot far over the bar under no pressure from 20 yards will do his argument no favours.

An Ashley Young free-kick is headed away for a corner. United have been seemingly outnumbered when it comes to 50-50s so far, especially in the air. Corner results in nothing but a potential penalty shout for Young.

Welbeck races through and looks certain to poke United back in front, but a terrible touch as he's through on goal leaves the keeper to smother the opportunity. From one-on-one to nothing.

GOAL! An in-swinging corner for Yokohama creates danger in the United defence and poor communication and marking again leaves a free player, defender Aguiar, to head home for the equaliser.

Far better start for United this half as Evans flashes a chance wide. He knew little about it to be fair.

Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck are taking the field now, replacing van Persie and Lingard for United. Still no sign of the main attraction Shinji Kagawa.

Craig Sharman is delighted with the progress of two of United's young stars out there today. "Januzaj and Lingard looks very exciting. These are players that we need to make sure we do not block in their development by signing players in the same positions. United has always been an advocate of developing talent, and personally for me I would rather see Ross Barkley at United over Modric and Cesc."

So, it's half-time then and a mixed bag for United. Poor in defence, as Marquinhos' 30 second opener attests to, but potent in attack with Zaha, Lingard and van Persie linking up well. Be sure to get in touch by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com and by Twitter at MattStead91. Who has impressed you so far for the Red Devils? And who has been the main disappointment, if anyone?

The whistle is blown in Japan then and, after a worrying start for United as they went a goal down after 30 seconds, they have bounced back to take a lead into the break. Jesse Lingard continued his goal-scoring form with the first and a Yokohama mix-up ended in an own-goal for 2-1 as Lingard, Januzaj and van Persie have looked great for United. The defence still seems a little creaky though.

Unites are starting to pass it around now and they look far better than they did early on. No real chances since the goal aside from the Januzaj effort, but more promising.

The Dutchman whips in the delivery but it flies over everyone's head. Fortunately for Yokohama, that doesn't include the keeper Enomoto who stayed on his line this time.

Another free-kick similar to the position of the own-goal. Van Persie is standing over it.

Good link-up play between van Persie and Januzaj again and the Belgian winger curls an attempt on goal. Good save and it's a corner. This keeper doesn't like catches remember...

It's a booking for Cleverley after a late challenge on Yokohama goalscorer Marquinhos.

GOAL! Evra is fouled on the edge of the area and the free-kick is swung in. The keeper again rushes out and the defender, not realising, cushions it towards the centre of the goal. A last ditch attempt to clear isn't enough, and it's an own goal.

After a blitz of chances in the opening 20 minutes, the game is starting to settle again now. Yokohama do still look more comfortable in possession, though it's understandable given their J League exploits are still ongoing. They're sat third in the table so are no pushovers.

Can't help but feel that it just looks a bit sloppy in the United defence. Each clearance tends to fail to pass the first man, and panic seems to set in quickly. Should Moyes be eyeing some defensive cover instead of a midfield creator?

Huge lift for United that goal, confidence has been restored it seems.They always look potent in attack mind, defence is the issue.

GOAL! Finally the breakthrough! Zaha creates danger down the right hand side for United in his first real foray and the defenders look visibly scared of tackling him. He takes advantage with a low cross which is blocked, and Jesse Lingard strokes home for his third goal in two games.

Van Persie starts to take the reins for United a little, spreading the play then creating space for himself in order to lay off for a deflected effort. Striker and Januzaj the only bright sparks so far for United.

Marquinhos, who's attempt it was that forced the save from De Gea, isn't at all overawed by the occasion and the United defence are struggling to handle him. Great movement from the striker so far.

And another attempt on goal for Yokohama after some excellent football. De Gea, in vintage fashion, saves with his legs.

The corner nearly falls straight into De Gea's goal after the Spaniard rushes out. Looks like it was Januzaj with the header away off the line. Impressive start from the energetic Japanese side, but United just look lethargic so far.

Free-kick to Yokohama on the edge of the area is deflected out for a corner.

Both sides starting to calm down a little after the opening few seconds. Having just seen the goal again you can't help but think what the United defence were doing. No-one marking Marquinhos whatsoever. Something for Moyes to think about?

Flash of a chance for Januzaj on the volley as a cross is deflected away. Just over from the impressive Belgian.

Plenty of airtime for Japanese hero Shinji Kagawa. The midfielder might be sat on the bench but the cameras are all over him. Unfortunately for him Manchester United are not quite all over Yokohama, and they seem to be struggling a little with the Japanese side's energy.

They're starting to settle down a little now after being a little shellshocked to begin with. Jonny Evans goes close with a looping header as the keeper rushed out to meet the ball from a corner.

GOAL!United are caught napping immediately and Marquinhos takes advantage, sweeping home a loose ball in the centre of the area completely unmarked after a De Gea save. Poor start from Moyes' men.

Home favourite Shinji Kagawa on the bench for United then as the Red Devils are set to kick us off here in his native Japan. The impressive Lingard, Januzaj and Zaha all take starting berths for the Premier League champions.

Craig also bemoans the delay in United's transfer business: "But we are acting too slow and as soon as a story comes out other clubs make the bids we are going to end up another Arsenal if we don't buy these quality players." What do you think? Is Moyes acting too slowly in the market or is he just biding his time?

Craig Taylor feels that Moyes needs to give up on his chase for Fabregas as Barcelona don't want to sell the midfielder. Plenty of suggestions for an alternatives however. "Barcelona don't want to sell Fabregas, that's been made clear. Why don't we go for Ozil, Reus, Mata ,or worst case go for Modric. We need to get one of Bale or Ronaldo and let Wayne go."

Nathan Wood is confident in United following their 5-1 demolition of the All Stars on Saturday. "Fairly strong squad from the Reds, I reckon 3-1 win for them."

Carl Shepherd thinks that Moyes is right in earmarking Fabregas as this summer's marquee signing, but also feels that the Scot should look further afield in Spain for a plan B. Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is the man he's identified, but do you agree?

Yokohama F. Marinos: Enomoto, Dutra, Aguiar, Tashiro, Kobayahsi, Nakamura, Hyodo, Tomisawa, Nakamachi, Marquinhos, Sato.

Manchester United: De Gea; Fabio, Jones, Evans, Evra; Anderson, Cleverley; Zaha, Lingard, Januzaj; Van Persie. Subs: Amos, Rafael, Giggs, Welbeck, Kagawa, Buttner, Young

You can get in touch with us here by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com or on Twitter @MattStead91. So, with Moyes on the watch for a midfielder, who would be on your radar to strengthen the champions heading in to the new season? And which players will you be looking out for today? Line-ups are coming up...

Moyes, who has confirmed that United have lodged a second bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, will be keeping a keen eye on Jesse Lingard. The midfielder scored a brace in the 5-1 win last time out, but will he be starting again today? Winger Adnan Januzaj and new signing Wilfried Zaha also impressed for the Premier League champions, so will Moyes give them another chance to shine?

Hello and welcome to today's live commentary on the pre-season friendly between Yokohama F. Marinos and Manchester United. Boss David Moyes will be hoping that the Red Devils' last run-out can be replicated here today in Japan. A 5-1 victory over the A-League All Stars last time out gave Moyes a good indication of how well his squad could work so far, but he'll be looking for even more today.


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