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Double trouble for Inter; ENGLISH FRIENDLIES ROUND UP.

Manchester United last night hit Inter Milan with a double blow.

United batted out the Italians' PS60million bid for striker Romelu Lukaku last week before rubbing fresh salt into the wounds on the pitch.

A late strike by Mason Greenwood was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for the Reds in their opening International Champions Cup match against Antonio Conte's side.

It is believed that Inter's bid falls well below United's valuation of the 26-year-old Belgian international hitman.

Conte said: "You know I like this player. When I was Chelsea's manager, I tried to sign him.

"I consider him as an important player for us if we are to improve.

"We'll see what happens, but for now Lukaku is a United player."

Elsewhere, Steve Bruce got off to a flyer as his Newcastle side fought their way to a 1-0 victory over West Ham in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

The Magpies sported a notable change in playing style from their opening 4-0 defeat to Wolves as Yoshinori Muto's tidy finish was enough to secure the three points.

Wolves bagged the Asian Trophy title as they toppled Manchester City in a penalty shoot-out.

Raheem Sterling blazed a penalty over the bar in a first-half that saw City dominate possession.

But Wanderers held on to the 0-0 scoreline to take the game to penalties.

Rui Patricio saved three of City's efforts before Ryan Bennett, Taylor Perry and Ruben Vinagre netted for Wolves who triumphed 3-2. Wanderers Captain Conor Coady said: "To beat City at any point is a great accomplishment for us. We did ride our luck a little at times in the game."

Jacob Bruun Larsen got the winner as Dortmund beat Liverpool 3-2.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 21, 2019
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