Manchester United 2 Manchester City 0

ROMELU LUKAKU has lift off at Manchester United.

The £75 million striker was the star of the show in this Manchester derby in Houston – the home of NASA.

Romelu Lakuku celebrates after giving Manchester United the lead in Houston
Lakuku slotted home from a tight angle to give United the lead

He added to his goal in Salt Lake City three days ago by scoring a stylish opener against Pep Guardiola’s men.

Meanwhile City’s new £35million goalkeeper Ederson remains firmly grounded after a rush of blood gave Lukaku his goal.

Marcus Rashford also beat the former Benfica man as Jose Mourinho’s men took the bragging rights here in Texas.

Guardiola gave a first outing to Ederson along with new £50 million defender Kyle Walker and Stockport born youngster Phil Foden.

He also gave English winger Patrick Roberts a chance to impress – after his dazzling 18 month loan spell at Celtic.

Mourinho described the first ever Manchester derby to be played on foreign soil as a ‘good training session’ before kick-off.

The spotlight will be on the Brazilian this season as he takes over from Claudio Bravo as the number one at the Etihad.

City felt they should have had a penalty when Chris Smalling clearly held back Patrick Roberts.

But a feisty half finally came to life shortly before the break as United took control.

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