Manchester United continued their fantastic begin to preseason beneath Erik ten Hag, because the Crimson Devils beat the Melbourne Victory 4-1 at a packed MCG.

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After going behind early on after a fantastic counter noticed Chris Ikonomidis rating, Scott McTominay’s deflected effort and a peaceful end from Anthony Martial throughout the area of three minutes put them forward simply earlier than half time.

A stunning end from Marcus Rashford made it 3-1 within the second half, then an personal aim from Edmond Lupancu late on wrapped up the win for ETH’s boys.


What we discovered from Manchester United vs Melbourne Victory

Defensive points being ironed out: Melbourne’s aim showcased that United nonetheless have loads of work to do defensively, as Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof have been caught out with one lengthy ball down the flank and United’s urgent was off all around the pitch. This type of mistake might be why United have signed a left again (Tyrell Malacia) and are actually near signing a left-sided middle again (Lisandro Martinez) this summer time, plus it exhibits that ETH has a protracted approach to go to fine-tune his urgent concepts.

Sancho, Fernandes, Dalot linking up beautifully: On the opposite facet of the pitch United are wanting scrumptious. Jadon Sancho is slicing in from the correct and inflicting so many issues, whereas Diogo Dalot’s fantastic cross arrange United’s second. With Bruno Fernandes discovering these half areas within the areas Sancho vacates, United’s proper facet continues to be an enormous constructive.

Eric Bailly taking probabilities: He’s created objectives with two marauding runs within the second half of video games throughout preseason however he’s additionally seemed a bit shaky. With Martinez set to reach, it seems like Bailly might be on the way in which out this summer time. Except he desires to take a seat behind Maguire, Lindelof, Varane and Martinez within the pecking order, he is aware of now could be the time he ought to in all probability transfer on from Previous Trafford. He’ll land at a prime membership in Europe if he does transfer on and after harm points, Bailly is displaying in spells what he can do.


Two wins from two for Ten Hag

Talking to United’s TV channel after the sport, Erik ten Hag mirrored on a constructive begin to preseason and appreciated how his facet responded and stored their calm after going behind early.

Martial impressing after contemporary begin

Erik ten Hag additionally had particular reward for Anthony Martial (who has two objectives in United’s first two preseason friendlies) as he just about confirmed the French ahead would stay at United this season.

“I’m positive he can come again even higher,” Erik ten Hag mentioned when speaking to reporters. “When he has the correct focus and motivation and he works arduous, he may have manufacturing as a result of he’s a great participant. When he has the correct focus on daily basis to dwell his max, he may have manufacturing. It’s as much as him.”

Martial spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Sevilla and was a bit-part participant beneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

With Ronaldo’s future nonetheless unsure, maybe Martial can step up and fill that vast void of being not solely the goalscorer United want but in addition a participant who can stretch defenses and open up area for different forwards to use.

He scored a high quality aim in opposition to Liverpool within the 4-0 win and stretched their protection together with his intelligent runs in-behind. He additionally showcases his calmness together with his end in opposition to Melbourne. Martial has develop into the forgotten man at United however this clear slate appears to have labored very effectively for him.

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