I probably bet on us to lose more than I do on us to win the only bet I ever really do on Utd is a first score bet every now and again.
I think the lads who've only done a few days training are guys like Pogba & Lukaku I'd expect these guys to return in as good a condition as they left as they're top level athletes might be a bit of a gamble starting both of them but there's a week between games and I don't think we can take the gamble. Rashford and Martial have also missed huge chunks of pre season for different reasons.
Simply put Utd must get off to a winning start especially if the rumours of new arrivals being unlikely are true.
From what I remember from the press conference, no Herrera, Valencia, Romero, Dalot, Matic and Rojo. With the likes of Young, Pogba and Lukaku unlikely to play. So if we stick to our traditional formation under Jose it’ll probably be:
Darmian - Bailly - Lindelof - Shaw
Pereira - McTominay - Fred
Mata - Rashford - Sanchez
Unless we decide to unleash one of Martial or Rashford on the right that is or go 3-5-2.
Transfer window has closed, time to get down to the nitty gritty.
Jose: “The players with a proper pre-season are fit and they are strong. For example, Alexis Sanchez had a good pre-season with lots of matches and lots of minutes. He's more than ready but you cannot have the players who arrived only last Monday after the World Cup semi-finals or final and three weeks' holiday. You cannot expect them to be fit.
”They returned on Monday. They trained on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, so you can imagine that they're not really fit and ready, but we have needs.
We didn’t drop points when scoring first this season. But Dave has kept us in this with that save. They’ve been all over us. Push up 10 yards ffs and trust the pace of Bailly Lindelof and Shaw. Massive problems coming down our right