Romelu Lukaku celebrates after opening the scoring for Manchester United against Manchester City in Houston
Lukaku stole in front of Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson who had rushed off his line in the 37th minute
The striker tucked home an excellent finish on the half-volley from a tight angle to put his side in front
Lukaku celebrates with Paul Pogba after scoring in the International Champions Cup meeting between the teamsOne of the criticisms aimed at Romelu Lukaku is that he doesn't score enough goals against the big clubs. Here, in Houston's NRG Stadium, he went some way to dispelling that notion with a effort of stunning quality to set his new club on course for victory in the Manchester derby.It was Lukaku's second goal in as many games for Manchester United following a £75million move from Everton, and the fact it came against Manchester City will be all the sweeter.A routine finish against Real Salt Lake is one thing, but this was something else altogether; a sublime finish from the tightest of angles against one of United's main rivals for the Premier League title next season.
Marcus Rashford doubled United's lead two minutes later with a fine finish below the diving Ederson
Rashford is congratulated by Lukaku after doubling Manchester United's lead in the NRG Stadium
Lukaku goes to ground under the challenge of Manchester City's fellow Belgian Vincent Kompany
Ederson falls gratefully on the ball in front of Lukaku as United pushed hard for the first goal early on
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was lively throughout his time on the pitch and created the second goal for Rashford
Antonio Valencia, who was sent off in United's last pre-season friendly, captained the side in Texas
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he would treat the game like a training session
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola took a casual approach to his touchline dress for the occasion
Both teams had specially commissioned shirts for the match, bearing the worker bee symbol of Manchester
The shirts will be auctioned off to raise money for the fund supporting the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack
City paid the price when Lukaku gave United the lead with his second goal in two games, a quite magnificent effort in the 37th minute.
City new boy Kyle Walker gets to the ball in front of Rashford as the two England internationals do battle
Stockport lad Phil Foden enjoyed an excellent first half and here evades the challenge of Ander Herrera
A young fan looks excited as he watches Lukaku celebrate his 37th-minute opener at the NRG Stadium
Lukaku is congratulated by Jesse Lingard and Rashford after finding the back of the net with an excellent finish
United's new £75m striker went galloping forward in pursuit of Pogba's clever throughball as Ederson raced out of his goal to intercept.
Questions will probably be asked of the new City goalkeeper's decision making, and he was done the moment the bouncing ball held up just enough to give Lukaku an advantage.
The Belgian had the pace, and bravery, to nip and head the ball away from his opponent, but it was what happened next that made it so special.
Turning the ball into the empty net from a tight angle with his right foot would have been hard enough. Lukaku took it on with his left and curled in an exquisite shot. Kompany and Adarabioyo, jogging back towards goal, could hardly believe he had done it.
The crowd here were still marvelling at United's first goal when Rashford added a second in the 39th minute. The impressive Mkhitaryan was involved once again, slipping a pass to the teenager who was overlapping down the right. Rashford drew Ederson before drilling the ball across the Brazilian and into the far corner.
David de Gea enjoys the goal which out United in front during the match in Texas on Thursday night
De Gea was called into action when Sergio Aguero came bearing down on goal during the first half
Walker encourages his defensive line to get in shape during the first half of the encounter in Houston
Guardiola cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines as United edged into a comfortable lead
Mkhitaryan lines up a shot for United as he is watched by backtracking City forward Kevin De Bruyne
Brahim Diaz came off the bench for Manchester City in the second half and battles for the ball with Lingard
The numerous changes made at half-time only seemed to turn the game further in United's favour. Lukaku was inches away from scoring another when he hammered a vicious attempt against the upright with Ederson beaten, and Rashford had City's keeper backpedalling to turn the ball over from under his crossbar with an audacious lob from wide on the right. Pogba also tried his luck from the edge of the box but sent the ball flying into the side-netting.
Having brought on surplus players like Samir Nasri and Eliaquim Mangala, City rather lost their way. But they almost pulled a goal back in the 74th minute when Nasri crossed towards Brahim Diaz unmarked in front goal. United's substitute goalkeeper Sergio Romero came out to punch clear and Foden hooked the ball just over the top of an empty net.
United thought they had got a third when Ederson made a remarkable triple save from Phil Jones at close range and Lukaku followed up to fire home, but the former Everton striker was offside.
United's new No 9 did not look too disappointed. He had already done more than enough.
De Gea leaps up to his right to push a shot to safety as he looked to protect his clean sheet in Houston