Man Utd website fails to report behind-closed-doors friendly victory

Date published: Wednesday 21st August 2019 1:20

Mason Greenwood

A Manchester United side worth £130.8million won a behind closed doors friendly against Sheffield United at their Carrington training ground on Tuesday.

Andreas Pereira, Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes all scored in the 3-1 win for United, but it was a victory has nor even warranted a mention on United’s website or social channels.

Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all started with the Manchester Evening News reporting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave all the players who didn’t start against Wolves the chance of featuring at Carrington.

The full United starting XI was: Sergio Romero, Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira, Angel Gomes, Alexis Sanchez and Mason Greenwood.

Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan with Corriere della Sera claiming the 30-year-old will complete the formalities of the transfer on Wednesday with Manchester United reported to have agreed to pay the player off, rather than supplement his £500,000 a week wages, as had been previously reported.

The local paper claim there are “scant” other details from the game other than that James Garner is believed to have made a substitute appearance.

Solskjaer has used the same 18 players in the squads for the first Premier League two games and after inheriting a large squad he is struggling to get game time into his players.

United also hosted Blackburn at their Carrington training complex earlier this month and that was also not reported on the club’s website.

United sealed a 4-0 win on that occasion with Jesse Lingard scoring twice, as well as Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong.

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