Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – Real Salt Lake came to compete tonight against Premier League powerhouse Manchester United, well at least for the first 30 minutes.
Luis Silva, who had been close of number of times, was the first on the score sheet with a left-footed flick in the 23rd minute, but it was not enough with Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring in the 29th minute and Romelu Lukaku in the 38th.
The biggest surprise of the night was when Antonio Valencia was sent off in the 68th minute after he leveled Sebastian Saucedo.
RSL is back in action Wednesday night at Providence Park against the Portland Timbers, and back home Saturday to take on Sporting Kansas City.
REAL SALT LAKE starting lineup: Nick Rimando; Demar Phillips; David Horst; Justen Glad; Tony Beltran; Kyle Beckerman; Sunday Stephen; Joao Plata; Albert Rusnak; Jefferson Savarino; Luis Silva
30th minute: Lalo Fernandez; Danilo Acosta; Aaron Maund; Marcelo Silva; Chris Wingert; Luke Mulholland; Nick Besler; Sebastian Saucedo; Jose Hernandez; Andrew Brody; Brooks Lennon
71st minute: Lalo Fernandez; Justin Schmidt; Chris Schuler; Marcelo Silva; Reagan Dunk; Danilo Acosta; Luke Mulholland; Chase Minter; Jose Hernandez; Kyle Curinga; Daniel Haber
MANCHESTER UNITED first half: Joel Pereira; Danny Blind; Phil Jones; Victor Lindelof; Timothy Fosu-Mensah; Paul Pogba; Michael Carrick; Scott McTominay; Jesse Lingard; Romelu Lukaku; Henrikh Mkhitaryan
MANCHESTER UNITED second half: Sergio Romero; Matteo Darmian; Chris Smalling; Eric Bailly; Antonio Valencia; Marouane Fellaini; Andreas Pereira; Ander Herrera; Anthony Martial (90′ Axel Tuanzebe); Marcus Rashford; Juan Mata (59′ Demi Mitchell)