Bayern beat Man United in final pre-season test


Manager Mourinho, without some key players due to their involvement at the World Cup, including Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard, brought on academy prospects James Garner, Axel Tuanzebe, Tahith Chong and Demetri Mitchell during the second half.

Bayern are prepared to accept around £45million for former Manchester City defender Boateng, who turns 30 next month, but United want to drive the price lower.

There has been no clear pecking order in terms of defensive options for United in recent seasons, with a plethora of centre-backs having been given lengthy stints in the starting XI and the unlikely sight of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young making the full-back spots their own.

With rumours swirling about the potential signings of Leicester's Harry Maguire and Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld, it is nevertheless telling that the Portuguese is displeased United have left so little time to complete any potential transfer business. However, a good testing work-out in what Unsworth described as "hot, sticky, humid conditions" will help Ricky Sbragia's lads greatly in preparation for the start of their Premier League 2 campaign, which gets under way on Friday against Fulham at Motspur Park.

"So if we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us". "Finally, such a hard pre-season is over".

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Manchester United appear to have named Marcus Rashford as the club's new number 10 ahead of the upcoming season. He has spent preseason learning to play as a No.6 - helped by new coach Michael Carrick - and with Nemanja Matic sidelined with an abdominal injury there should be a chance for him to start the season as first-choice.

UNDER-23S HELD BY EVERTON IN FRIENDLYOur Reserves were in pre-season friendly action on Saturday afternoon at The Cliff and played out a goalless draw with David Unsworth's Everton side.

While his teammates were in Germany, Anthony Martial was in Manchester. If they can't, or won't, United will look slow and stagnant when they attack.

Manchester United are reportedly trying to do a deal with Bayern. We know the importance of this player.

"Anthony Martial has the baby and after the baby is born - handsome baby, full of health, thank God - he should be here and he is not here", Mourinho said.