Manchester United kicked off the International Champions Cup with a nice victory against Manchester City. Jose Mourinho has every reason to be pleased with the performance as a whole from his players, and it was nice to see the lads get a victory over their rivals; albeit in a friendly.
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Manchester United’s pre-season tour has officially begun. Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils picked up their first win in a 5-2 victory over the LA Galaxy. On the whole, it was an exciting match, and one in which we got to see new-boys Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku in action.
The two Manchester clubs battled it out in the quest for a top four finish. A dire game that showed why both teams are fighting for fourth place rather than for the title. Arguably getting a win was more important for City as a top four finish is all Pep Guardiola can aim to achieve after failing in the cup competitions.
Manchester United’s season was completely summed up this afternoon, as the club dropped more points late on in needless fashion. Jose Mourinho must be extremely frustrated with the players, and I’m sure he’s not best pleased with Marouane Fellaini following a late error.
1. Wayne Rooney isn’t a midfielder
Rooney got out battled, outthought and outclassed by the West Ham midfielders today. The game passed him by and he didn’t do anywhere near enough to try and combat it. He couldn’t get into the match whatsoever.
1. The FA Cup is a superb chance for silverware
The draw has really opened up for United, with Arsenal and Liverpool being the other so called ‘bigger clubs’ left. With a trip to Preston next up, a spot in the quarter finals should be an absolute minimum.
1. The lads look out of ideas
Its rather worrying when Manchester United have 80% of possession against League Two opposition and cannot do anything at all with it. Louis van Gaal has a huge task on his hands here, and he needs to get the team playing decent football again.
1. Marouane Fellaini is key
The game changed when Marouane came on, and he scored the all-important goal which gave United the breakthrough. His resurgence to form has been wonderful to watch, and long may it continue.
Its common knowledge that Manchester United certainly need to invest – and particularly in the defensive third of the pitch. With the transfer window now open, and Louis van Gaal not keen to talk about this subject with the media, we’ve compiled a list of five potential centre-backs Manchester United could look at:
1. Ander Herrera has a passion for Manchester United
Ander Herrera’s thunderbolt was greeted by a superbly passionate celebration with the travelling United fans. Its great to see how much he loves the club already, and he seems to love it in Manchester.