This could be a pivotal week for Manchester United’s summer.
The past week saw less focus on transfers, instead about the team heading out on tour and getting back on the pitch.
Here are three questions we want to see answered at United this week…
Can we get the third deal done, and move onto the next?
Harry Maguire is reportedly due for a medical today. Or is he?
United can’t let this drag on until deadline, not when there are other areas of the squad to attend to.
This week United’s board need to be decisive and seal the deal for Maguire or move on. There’s less than a month until the transfer deadline, we can’t afford a wasted week.
Getting Maguire done now would allow United to quickly move forward in other areas, namely pursuing Bruno Fernandes.
Can we get an update on Fred?
£47 million star Fred was left off United’s tour to Australia due to personal reasons, despite featuring in the first week of pre-season training at Carrington.
He was not missed in the opening match against Perth Glory, with young players stepping up.
Fred’s absence is a missed opportunity for him, and it would be great if he can link up with the squad as soon as possible.
This past week there has been no update on him. It would be good to at least get further clarity over when he will join up with the team.
Can United avoid an embarrassing slip up?
The 2-0 win over Perth Glory was like a training match, even if the scoreline was modest.
This week’s friendly against Leeds United should be more competitive.
A loss to the Championship side would be embarrassing and while meaningless, it would put a dent in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preparations and create negative headlines.
Leeds will be up for the challenge and our players need to show desire to win and not think they can turn up and coast through the match.
We will need to be more clinical than against Perth, where we had 29 shots at goal and only scored two.
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