Post Match Review: United were able to start there preseason tour with a draw vs Club America. We looked very shaky, and even rusty most likely because it was the start of the season. It was good to see some youth play, and even some loaned out players from last season get some time. Chong was actually fantastic, and I thought Andreas Pereira did well also. Lee Grant played the first half with a clean sheet and some decent saves tbh. Fosu-Mensah and Demi Mitchell also got some time which was good to see. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitchell went back on loan this season though. Although we were missing a lot of our first team players, you can still tell where we are weak ends are and that we NEED to sign players. Chong did a job at the RW, but is he going to start there week in week out? Probably not. We might need a CB, and imo Jones or Smalling still has to go. I’m still not sure about the left back thing, as I need to see more of Shaw to be sure. But Shaw had a decent game tbf. Thoughts below.
So happy and impressed with how hard Luke Shaw has worked this season. Still not sure how confident I am that he has the capability to be the starting left back though. This is probably going to be Shaw’s last chance to prove himself to Jose. Now, I have a question to ask you guys. I’m really curious to see what you guys think👀.
WOULD YOU RATHER.
1) Sign Alex Sandro, and either sell Shaw or bench him.
2) Give Shaw his chance and don’t sign Sandro, risking that Shaw still might not play well.
ITS MATCHDAY!! (Sort of😂). So exciting to get the preseason started, especially to see how some of the youth progress, and even some of the first team players who are fighting for a starting spot. Shaw has been working so hard and Mourinho has been impressed, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he started the first premier league game of the season, and a lot of first team preseason time. Thoughts and predicted scores below!
📸 via @ManchesterUnited