SANDY, Utah -- Jose Mourinho has defended Antonio Valencia after the Manchester United defender was sent off during the 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Monday.
Referee Allen Chapman spoke to Mourinho after Valencia had fouled Sebastian Saucedo, who left stadium on crutches, in the second half at the Rio Tinto Stadium, but the United manager refused a request to substitute the Ecuadorian.
It prompted Chapman to issue a straight red card.
A challenge from Saucedo had earlier forced Juan Mata off with...
SANDY, Utah -- Romelu Lukaku scored his first Manchester United goal as Jose Mourinho's team beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 despite having Antonio Valencia sent off on Monday.
After missing out on his debut against LA Galaxy on Saturday, the Belgian striker struck in the first half to find the net for the first time since his £75 million from Everton last week.
It was the highlight of United's night after a game which also saw Juan Mata hobble off with an injury and Valencia receive a straight red...