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Thiago's great goal wasn't enough to give Barça the win this time, after his 70th minute equaliser was nullified by Owen's winner soon after and Barça fell to their first defeat of the pre-season on their opening game of the US Tour.

Possession, but few chances

Both United's goals were similar, coming as they managed to break Barça's off side trap to set up first Nani on 22 minutes, from a pass by Welbeck, and then in the second half from Michael Owen.

That first goal actually seemed to settle Barça, who dominated possession, but were unable to translate that into clear chances, until Thiago's picked up a pass from Carmona on the edge of the box and shot past De Gea for the equaliser on 70 minutes.

Unfortunately, Barça were unable to build on that goal, as Owen beat Valdes just five minutes later, chipping the ball over the keeper after United had again beaten the Barça off side trap.

Late chance

Although the team contained plenty of B team players, Barça stuck to their trademark style throughout the game and came close to getting their reward when a late effort from Thiago went just wide.

Barça's next game is against the Mexican team Chivas at 02.00 (Catalan time) on Wednesday night .

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