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Mane, De Ligt score on pre-season debuts as Bayern beat DC United

Jul 20, 2022; Washington, DC, USA; Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane (17) scores on a penalty against D.C. United in the first half at Audi Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s new recruits Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt scored on their pre-season debuts as the German giants thrashed Wayne Rooney-led Major League Soccer outfit DC United 6-2 in the first match of their U.S. tour on Wednesday.

Senegal forward Mane, who joined the Bundesliga champions from Liverpool last month, opened the scoring with a penalty, while De Ligt, signed from Juventus earlier this week, struck a volley from a corner to score Bayern’s fourth.

Bayern’s Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Marcel Sabitzer and Joshua Zirkzee also found the net, while Skage Simonsen and Theodore Ku-DiPietro’s goals gave DC United’s fans something to cheer about.

Bayern next face Premier League club Manchester City in the United States, before flying back to Germany to take on RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup on July 30. DC United, who are bottom of MLS’s Eastern Conference table, next play Montreal.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)