On Tuesday, Manchester United played a friendly against Burnley behind closed doors, with the Red Devils winning 3-1. many players from the first team to play in this game and have a team captain Harry Maguire on hold due to the fact that struck shots Leeds United 5-1 on Saturday past. It will be interesting to see what this victory Man United has learned. Even though the game will not be broadcast live for football fans to watch. But we can summarize the point of this warm-up from many media reports.
1. Multi-Player Chance – Jones Comeback
A warm-up game against Burnley, the main objective is probably to get the fitness of each player, especially those who have recently returned to training. At the same time, it is also an opportunity for the reserve players to show off to the manager. Brandon Williams and Diogo Dalot. Who are also rumor to be on loan, are also on the field in the game. This too, Jadon Sancho has started the real thing to get a full tank of fitness. It’s unlikely he’ll be on the 11-player list this weekend.
Solskjaer reportedly replaced almost all of the substitutes, with the exception of young goalkeeper Matej Kovar. While Red Devils centre-back Phil Jones, who has been missing for a long time due to injury. He was involve in the final 30 minutes. too (The goalscorers in this game are Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Fred.)
2. The perfect position of Van de Beek
Donny van de Beek started on the bench last weekend but was not used. But he also started in a friendly against Burnley, pairing midfield with Nemanja Matic.
Last season, Van de Beek was seen only as a back-up for Bruno Fernandes as an attacking midfielder. With the excellence of Bruno, the Netherlands midfielder has little chance of entering the field. But it appears Solskjaer will adjust his players to play as a central midfielder more often this season, and the manager has been using Van de Beek in this role since the pre-season game against Everton and has continued. came to a friendly game against Burnley, both of which he performed well and led the team to a victory. Let’s wait and see if he can intervene in the starting lineup this season.
3. Waran hasn’t arrived yet
Raphael Varane’s transfer process is 100 per cent complete after making his debut ahead of Saturday’s game against Leeds United. The former Real Madrid centre-back completed his first training session with his teammates on Monday. That’s why he hasn’t been involved in a warm-up game against Burnley, however, he still has the chance to be named on the away bench. Southampton this sunday
Although Manchester United are yet to use Varane, there is another centre-back who has returned to the team, Eric Bailly, who served for the country at the 2020 Olympics. starting out in a real game, with Harry Maguire and booked with.
4. Fred scores consecutive goals
Fred may have had some ups and downs over the last season. But for the new season he has scored two goals in two games for United, even if one of them was a friendly game. The Brazilian midfielder scored his fifth goal against Leeds on Saturday and three days later in a friendly against Burnley, he came on in the second half. with a shot on the door, closing the box
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is often criticized for using central midfield duo Fred and Scott McTominay, who emphasize defensively rather than attack, but seeing Fred’s improvement in attacking. Coming up like this is a very good thing. It’s just that the players have to show their form consistently throughout the season.
5. Lingard returns with a door
After thriving on loan at West Ham, Jesse Lingard has continued to perform well on his return to Manchester United, especially during pre-season. He also scored against QPR, but since then he unfortunately missed out on the first match of the season due to coronavirus.
Lingard, who appeared in the starting line-up for a friendly against Burnley, meant he had recovered from his illness. He was also the second goal scorer for the team from Anthony Martial paid into the penalty area for Lingard to shoot decisively around the penalty area. It will be interesting whether this goal will increase the score in Seoul’s heart or will it be a price increase to sell at the end of the transfer market?