Former Stoke City striker, Joselu, scored an unbelievable overhead kick against Manchester United in a pre-season friendly.

Manchester United faced their toughest test yet in the States as they were beaten 2-0 by the Spanish powerhouses of Real Madrid.

The game began terribly, with Jude Bellingham scoring after just six minutes. Quite controversially might we add, with the replays clearly indicating the new signing was evidently offside.

Madrid doubled their lead just before the 90-minute mark when returning man Joselu found himself free as a bird in the box and produced a stunning acrobatic effort.

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Video: Joselu goal against Manchester United

Here it is, the stunning acrobatic effort from Joselu against the Red Devils.

It’s no surprise to see him producing moments like this. He finished as the top Spanish scorer in La Liga last season and has done the business for many years with a bunch of different sides.

One of the sides he’d seriously like to forget is Stoke City. He had a torrid time at the Britannia, staying just a season with the Northern club.

Joselu also tried his luck at Newcastle, which also ended in a disaster. He was branded as a severe flop at both clubs.

Nevertheless, Joselu’s career has severely picked back up. He’s most recently enjoyed phenomenal spells with Alavés and Espanyol, which has led to a dream move to Los Galacticos.

United could look at this and take a leaf out of Madrid’s book.

United need to secure a striker, any means necessary

The acquisition of Joselu may not be the flashiest one, but one thing is for certain – he’ll guarantee them goals.

Madrid started the game with Vini Jr and Rodrygo up top, two wingers operating as forwards. Neither scored, but the out-and-out striker did when he came on.

A striker was a necessity for Madrid after Karim Benzema departed and they went out with no-nonsense to secure a cheap, viable option.

United should have initially done the same. We’re obviously in the mix for Rasmus Hojlund, but his fee is looking hefty. We should’ve scoured the market initially for a cheaper option, then brought the Danish forward in as well.

If pre-season has taught us anything, it’s that a striker is beyond a necessity. We are praying Erik ten Hag finalised a deal soon.

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