Tag Archive for Pre-season Tour

Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 Sampdoria – Matic superb, Blind shaky

David de Gea – Did well to prevent Daley Blind scoring a bizarre own goal. Largely untested putting that aside. 6/10

Victor Lindelof – Had a better outing this evening. Looked calm and composed, perhaps playing in a back three helped. 6/10

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Confirmed Manchester United XI v Sampdoria – Nemanja Matic makes debut

Manchester United’s pre-season fixtures come to a close tonight, in a game against Italian club Sampdoria. Jose Mourinho will be putting his players through their paces for one last time ahead of the serious stuff starting next Tuesday – and it all kicks off with the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid.

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Pre-Season Tour Match Preview: Manchester United vs Sampdoria

Manchester United’s pre-season tour comes to its conclusion this evening. The Red Devils take on Italian side Sampdoria out in Dublin, and undoubtedly, the stadium will be packed to the rafters with a rather large Irish contingent of the Old Trafford faithful.

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Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-0 Valerenga – Fantastic Fellaini & influential Pogba

Sergio Romero – Untested. His distribution was pretty average though. 5/10

Matteo Darmian – Named as a late starter in the place of Fosu-Mensah. He played well on both sides of the ball. 6/10

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Confirmed Starting XI: Manchester United vs Valerenga – Mata & Fellaini start

Manchester United’s penultimate pre-season game is here, as Jose Mourinho and his men take on Valerenga in Norway. The Red Devils’ preparations for the new Premier League season are almost complete, and this is another good run out for the lads ahead of the big kick-off.

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Pictures: Man United stars arrive at airport ahead of Valerenga clash

Later today, Manchester United takes on Valerenga Football in their penultimate pre-season tour game. The match takes place in Norway, and the Red Devils aren’t even spending the night on foreign soil, instead, they chose to jet out this morning.

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Player Ratings: Man United 1-1 Real Madrid – Magnificent Martial & lacklustre Lindelof

Sergio Romero – The Argentine didn’t really have an awful lot to do. Distributed well though. 6/10

Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Played superbly. He kept Bale pretty quiet due to his pace and physicality. Sent out a message to manager Mourinho. 7/10

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Confirmed Starting XI: Man United vs Real Madrid – Pereira & Martial start

Manchester United take on Real Madrid in the fourth game of pre-season tour. The Red Devils will be looking to continue with their 100% record whilst out in the United States of America so far, but this is certainly the toughest assignment we’ve had to date.

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Five things learned during Manchester United’s victory over Manchester City

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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Player Ratings: Man United 2-0 Man City

David de Gea – Made a couple of smart saves to keep United in front. 6/10

Antonio Valencia – Wore the captains armband and played well. Ran up and down the channel all game. Looked a threat. 7/10

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