Should have Bellingham’s goal been cancelled? Real Madrid star gives response

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Jude Bellingham scored Real Madrid’s opening goal in the 2-0 win over Manchester United.

The 20-year-old England international received Antonio Rudiger’s pass with one touch on the edge of the box and lifted the ball subtly over United goalkeeper Andre Onana, as the new signing came out to the edge of his box.

Replays show that Bellingham was marginally offside leading to the goal, but the €103m star is having none of it.

“I haven’t seen it back yet,” said Bellingham after the pre-season clash in Texas.

“It did feel as though I went a little bit early. These days you have to play to the whistle because you never know. As I was running over, I saw the linesman and his flag stayed down so I just carried on with the celebration.

“If it is offside, so be it, but it is still a goal.”