Manchester United relinquished their hold on that one trophy everyone craves – the International Champions Cup – after going down to PSG in their final match in the US.
A Luke Shaw own goal and a wonderful strike from Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped PSG to the ultimate International Champions Cup glory.
Jokes aside, however, this was a poor performance from Manchester United, making one wonder if the players, and manager Louis Van Gaal, already had their minds on that flight back to the UK with the Premier League season drawing ever closer.
Manchester United, who would have retained the International Champions Cup title with a win on Wednesday, never got into rhythm, and if there was one thing that was clear from this performance, it was that Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick will probably struggle to play together in central midfield, unless Van Gaal manages to find a place for Morgan Schneiderlin as well in there.
The Premier League club were decent in the opening 20 minutes or so at Soldier Field, even putting the ball in the back of the net via Juan Mata – which was ruled out for offside -- with PSG taking a couple of their chances to put this game in Chicago to bed in the first half.
It was 1-0 to PSG on 25 minutes, as chaos reigned in the Manchester United backline off a ball over the top with Blaise Matuidi, the seriously underrated midfielder, looking to run onto it to apply a finish. Instead, Shaw got a touch first, which bamboozled David De Gea as the ball trickled in.
Nine minutes later, Ibrahimovic, who had not been at his best until then, made it 2-0, showing just why he is still a force to reckon with, by picking up the ball in midfield, finding a pass for Maxwell, before getting on the end of the Brazilian's cross in style to provide a nice finish.
Manchester United huffed and puffed in the second half, and even if their midfield improved a touch with Schneiderlin's arrival for Schweinsteiger, the win for PSG was never really in doubt.