What We Learned About Manchester United During the Pre-season

Manchester United are finally back on home soil following a successful pre-season tour to the Far East and Australia. So what exactly did we learn from their pre-season abroad? The team managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ended their glorious summer with a victory 0-1 victory over Kristiansund, a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, a 2-0 win over Perth Glory, and additional victories against Inter Milan and Leeds United. The Man Utd boss only has one game remaining against Milan before starting his 2019/20 Premier League season against Chelsea on 11 August 2019. Solskjaer also provided a few hints surrounding how his team will look like during the 2019/20 season, and we decided to share some of these hints with you.

Additional Signings Required

The Man Utd manager has been timid when it comes to new signings for the team. He continued to state that the squad is working on a few plans to improve the overall performance. However, things are quite complicated with the situation surrounding Romelu Lukaku. Should he leave before the new season gets underway, Solskjaer needs to replace him quickly to keep the goal tally he wants, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Moussa Dembele, Mauro Icardi, and Paulo Dybala are linked to this improvement.

Anthony Martial Used in the Middle

Anthony Martial initially started his career at United as a central striker under Louis van Gaal but spent the last three years as the left-wing. Most people exacted Marcus Rashford to be the first choice for the club manager as a centre forward, but Martial has been running down the middle for most of the pre-season tour. This makes perfect sense as Martial is a far more natural finisher than Rashford who has more discipline out wide. Hopefully, we will see more of Martial in the middle during the upcoming Premier League season.

Daniel James is Fast

Daniel James has never played in a Premier League match before. However, the player from Swansea has been enjoying a lot of time on the field during the pre-season games which suggest that he will be thrown into the deep end during August. Thankfully, the 21-year-old is going to make quite an impression as he is lightning-fast on the field. He looks like an Olympic sprinter against other players on the ground. He merely needs to work on finishing, but there’s loads of time for that this season.

Jesse Lingard Needs to Step Up

Lingard had a tough summer after a vacation video was posted on social media which received unwanted attention. There are reports that the player is currently keeping his head down at the camp and hasn’t discussed the video with any media outlet as of yet. Lingard needs to focus on the upcoming season and perform like never before to keep his fans and the team happy. HE should spend more time practising and improving instead of making videos where he sings about beans.