United’s pre-season winning streak continued with a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan.

Mason Greenwood scored the winner after coming off the bench. This is now our third win in a row.

Here are our five takeaways from the victory…

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Budding partnership

Axel Tuanzebe is being given a chance to form a partnership with Victor Lindelöf and it is great to see.

Tuanzebe and Lindelöf are both comfortable carrying the ball out of defence and this was evident against Inter.

It is looking more and more likely that Tuanzebe will be kept this season, which is great news.

On the evidence of this performance, he deserves it.

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Returns

David de Gea, Fred and Luke Shaw all made returns to the side.

This was De Gea and Fred’s first pre-season action, and it was important to get minutes in the bank.

Playing in the heat of Singapore this was a good test for the player’s fitness.

 

United were able to keep up the pressing and looked the better team.

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Close to starting XI

This was a starting XI we could see being picked for the Premier League opener against Chelsea, especially if no more signings are made.

Solskjaer backed this up by keeping the starters on for an hour, rather than 45 minutes.

New signings Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were both picked, with the right-back especially impressive.

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Get very excited about Greenwood

Wonderkid Mason Greenwood is doing his best to force his way into the starting line-up.

Greenwood came off the bench to score the winner, showing real composure in the box to score.

He hit the bar afterwards too, and this was a big test passed. Who needs Romelu Lukaku?

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Defence a strength

United’s defence conceded 54 goal last season and tightening that up is a priority.

After three pre-season games, we can feel quite good about an improvement in this department.

United are yet to concede, with Wan-Bissaka and Tuanzebe forming a back four along with Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelöf.

David de Gea was barely troubled in goal, and that’s a good sign.

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