Marcos Rojo at fault for Ousmane Dembele's goal against Man United

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Jose Mourinho's honeymoon period as Manchester United manager is well and truly over.

The reaction to the Portuguese's appointment has been largely positive for his short reign to date but he might have realised the size of the task at his new job is after United second pre-season game against Borussia Dortmund.

Having breezed through his opening game against Wigan, Mourinho's side faced a much better outfit in the form of German giants Dortmund.

Already trailing 2-0 at half-time, United's evening was made even worse when Ousmane Dembele skipped past two defenders to launch a fierce right-footed strike in the corner.

The second United star to be beaten by the young Frenchman was Marcos Rojo, who will be extremely disappointed with his feeble attempt to win the ball.

The fully established Argentine international was brought on in the second half and was immediately made to look like an amateur by Dembele.

Rojo jumped into a challenge as the 19-year-old dropped his shoulder and skipped past him in the other direction.

The Argentine had been one of the defenders whose future looked most under threat when Mourinho was appointed and his latest error is unlikely to convince the new boss that he can be relied upon next season.

Eric Bailly has already reinforced United's defence and the club were also linked with a move for Leonardo Bonucci earlier this week, so Rojo will certainly have to buck up his ideas to stay at Old Trafford.

At the time of writing, Henrikh Mkhitaryan had pulled one goal back against his former club but Mourinho has had very little to smile about in the Red Devils opening game of their China tour.

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Wayne Rooney
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Manchester United
Jose Mourinho
Marcos Rojo
Borussia Dortmund

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