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Manchester United is a huge club and very rarely will you get to hear that they are playing against all the odds. Despite their lack of form over the last couple of years and the skepticism, they are always said to be the best around and less than none.But, during their pre-season tour of America, the moment came, when they played against all the odds and still managed to win.Three United players in Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling went head-to-head against 100 kids from his ‘The Late Late Show’ football club, who were managed by late night TV talk show host James Corden.Jose Mourinho hints at playing late World Cup returnees in season openerThe United trio took the field against 100 kids, who were managed by comedian come TV show host Corden for a friendly match as United manager Jose Mourinho watched on from the sidelines. The United trio went fairly ease against the kids and still managed to score first through Mata, who chipped the ball over the 10 goalkeepers, who were guarding the goal.Herrera defends Mourinho after ‘strange’ Manchester United pre-season in USAMANCHESTER UNITED WINS THE GAME! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/sAZbJNyWPgThe Late Late Show (@latelateshow) August 7, 2018As play began again, the kids looked to score back and did manage to do so, when one of them passed the ball into an empty net but it was ruled offside, much to Corden’s frustrations. Following that, Mourinho subbed himself on and donned the gloves. Following that Smalling headed just over the crossbar from a Mata corner. Despite chasing the game throughout, the kids didn’t give up and after everyone running behind one ball throughout the match, they finally managed to equalise, when one of them kicked the ball into the empty net despite Mourinho trying to guard the goal.advertisementJose Mourinho bookie’s favourite to ‘get the axe’ first in Premier LeagueHowever, Mata then put United again with the last kick off the ball in the match when he scored from an overhead kick to win the match for United 2-1 against Corden’s Late Late Show football club.Jose Mourinho suggests holidaying Manchester United players to return earlyFollowing the match, the United players left as Corden thanked them for participating. This was ‘technically’ United’s second outright win during their ‘dreaded’ pre-season of the United States this year. United drew two games, lost to Liverpool, won against Real Madrid and edged out Milan via penalties. In their last pre-season tour game against Bayern Munich, they lost 1-0 after Javi Martinez headed in from a Thiago corner.it’s quality vs. quantity! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/sfMHTPvsC7The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) August 7, 2018Mourinho however, will be boosted with the return of their World Cup stars ahead of their Premier League season opener against Leicester at Old Trafford on Friday. The likes of Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones had already played against Bayern while Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Nemenja Matic, all returned to Carrington to train ahead of the season opener.Mourinho will also be hoping that executive vice-chairman Ed Woordward would at least get two more players in before the transfer window closes on August 9 in England. United are currently linked with centre-backs Toby Aldeweireld and Jerome Boateng while Pogba and Anthony Martial are being linked with moves away. read more