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.
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.