Manchester United 4:1 Melbourne Defeat (Fri 15th July, 11:05 UK time)

Samid

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A bit anticlimactic but just days after lifting the prestigious Bangkok Century Cup, Man Utd will play their first friendly of the season.






Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Kick off time: 20:05 local, 11:05 UK
Channel: MUTV

 

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After finally clinching the signing of FDJ, Eriksen and Martinez, I'm hoping to see this starting XI:

Heaton

Dalot
Varane
Lindelöf
Shaw

Fred
McTominay
Bruno

Sancho
Martial
Rashford
 

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Hope Laird, Hannibal, Garner and perhaps Garnacho get to feature in this one.
 

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Guessing that we'll see more blended teams here? Though maybe not. Van Gaal if I recall always started with his strongest team to build familiarity, so could be Ten Hag does the same.
 

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Just my luck that after 10 years in Melbourne, the summer I left is the moment Utd go there.

Victory is also in their off-season, they missed out on the title last year to Melbourne City (City’s feeder team) and bombed out unceremoniously in the Cup semis to a team that could barely muster a 3000 attendance. So we are either giving them a shellacking or they will be super up for it and give us a proper runout. It’s winter Down Under though so at least there wont be any dehydration or heatstroke.
 

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I'd like to see a bit more of a blended team to start with. Garnacho to get a chance.

Heaton
Laird - Varane - Bailly - Malacia
Garner - Hannibal
Sancho - Donny - Garnacho
Martial​
 

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Yeah and Garnacho. I completely forgot about him tbh, interesting that EtH was using Savage and Iqbal instead.
I suspect he will give Hannibal 30/45 mins this time and one of savage/iqbal will sit this one out. We just have too many players on tour for all of them to play every match.
 

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scoring 4 against Liverpool will be a great boost for the young lads, give them real confidence for a result against Melbourne
 

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This is the sort of game were we will really miss the influence of Ronaldo.

If Nani gets a scoring opportunity for Melborne he'd just pass it straight to Ronaldo on impulse if CR7 was on the pitch.
 

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Assuming de Gea is not fit.

Kovar

Laird
Bailly
Maguire
Shaw

Iqbal
Fred

Chong
Bruno
Sancho

Martial

2nd half

Bishop

Dalot
Varane
Lindelof
Telles

Hannibal
Savage

Amad/Pellistri
Donny
Elanga

Rashford
 

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Think after such a cool performance against liverpool in the first friendly the guys will feel good right now. Hopefully its a good performance and Iqbal plays and performs well. Hope to see continued improvement.
 

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Maguire is back I think. I can't see him not starting.

Why? I thought the Heaton sub was planned?
ETH has said Maguire will probably get a half of football. Wanna see Garner and Hannibal get good minutes as well.
 

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Hope that the two teams that play each half are more balanced, not one strong and one significantly weaker.

But another win for ETH hopefully, quad is on