Confirmed XI: [4-2-3-1] as Sancho, Rashford, Bruno, all set for Melbourne

Manchester United will go head to head with Melbourne Victory on Friday in their second pre-season match of the summer. Erik ten Hag’s squad will be tasked with improving on his training methods and getting ready for the new Premier League season.

United beat Liverpool 4-0 in their opening match of the summer with Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial, and Facundo Pellistri scoring the goals. United also won a trophy, which seems to be something the Liverpool fans have mocked despite nobody celebrating it, except jokingly.

Confirmed XI: [4-2-3-1] as Sancho, Rashford, Bruno, and Garner makes the first start
       Confirmed XI: [4-2-3-1] as Sancho, Rashford, Bruno, and Garner makes the first start
It is quite funny how the fans of that club seem to think they are better at everything including celebrating things that they never achieved. I remember when they were celebrating a quadruple but ended up missing out on the Premier League, again and being beaten by Real Madrid, again.

Enough about them, this is about United now. This first match against Melbourne Victory will see United going up against the unknown. Former United winger Nani has recently signed for the Australian club and it will be good to see him once again.

Predicted Manchester United Starting XI – 4-2-3-1

            Goalkeeper:                               De Gea;

            Defenders:                Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia;

                                                               Garner, Fred;

             Midfielders:                      Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford;

          Forwards:                 Martial



In goal, Ten Hag will have Tom Heaton, Nathan Bishop, Matej Kovar to choose from when the goalkeeper is changed in the second half of the match. De Gea should be fit to continue in goal continuing where he left off against Liverpool – improving his distribution.

In defense, the likes of Eric Bailly, Raphael Varane, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, and Ethan Laird could all be involved at some stage of the match with Tuanzebe and Laird not yet being involved so far this summer.

The midfield could see Amad Diallo, Facundo Pellistri, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Hannibal Mejbri, Charlie Savage, and Zidane Iqbal being involved with Hannibal yet to play any minutes for United on this tour. There is plenty of time for him to get involved though.

In attack, which is where United is perhaps the weakest on this tour, the likes of Anthony Elanga, Tahith Chong, and Alejandro Garnacho could be called upon with both Chong and Garnacho not yet being involved in the tour so far. This match could be a good time for them to get minutes.

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