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In-demand striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Paul Pogba were missing as Manchester United beat AC Milan on penalties at the International Champions Cup on Saturday.

Lukaka is expected to leave the club with a potential swap deal with Argentinian Paulo Dybala from Juventus in the pipeline.

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Pogba purportedly missed the trip to Wales with a back injury although the Daily Mirror on Saturday claimed he had sought to seal a move away to Real Madrid by not travelling with the squad.

However United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had played down those rumours before the match saying: “I think he’ll be available early next week.”

Daniel James converted the winning penalty in a shootout to give Manchester United victory over AC Milan and six wins in as many pre-season matches on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Wales international — who signed from second tier Swansea in the close season — sealed victory after David de Gea had saved a spot kick from Daniel Maldini, son of legend Milan and Italy Paolo.