Manchester United FC have begun their pre-season with a club-friendly football match against Perth Glory. While the Perth Glory are the current A-League Champions, Manchester United would look to have a fresh start post a disappointing 2018-19 season.
Despite the fact that this is only the first match of the pre-season friendly games, it could well be an indicator of how Manchester United will perform in the 2019-20 season. A key observation would be to note how the Ole Gunnar’s side is able to adapt post a poor season in 2018-19.
It might likewise be an opportunity for Manchester United fans to perceive how their new inclusions, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, will be utilized in the team.
A lot of talks have been revolving around Manchester United’s midfielder Paul Pogba’s future. There were speculations that he might not feature in the Australasian tour but all mouths were zipped when he was named in the squad. Although there is no clarity regarding his future with the club, some reports suggest that he might leave his team midway.
Matteo Darmian and Fred will not be able to join the team after they were given an extension for personal reasons. However, they are pretty much expected to join the squad later.
As far as Perth Glory are concerned, they have quite a few injury concerns ahead of the match. Players including Chris Ikonomidis, Alex Grant, Dane Ingham, Dino Djulbic, Andy Keogh and Diego Castro may not be able to recover in time to feature in few of their initial pre-season friendly matches.
Presently, Manchester United are leading 1-0 in the 79th minute of the match, courtesy Marcus Rashford’s 60th minute goal.