Jose Mourinho reign as United manager begins with a comfortable 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the first pre-season friendly match. Both Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan started the game for United while second half goals from substitutes William Keane and Andreas Pereira ensured a comfortable outing for Mourinho’s first game in charge.
Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Highlights
[ Pre-Season Friendly Match ]
49′ 0 – 1 William Keane came on as second half sub to score the opening goal
58′ 0 – 2 Andreas Pereira made it 2-0 for United with a superb strike.
Its been two months since Manchester United appointed Jose Mourinho and he has kept a low profile since taking over United. But today is the start of new era as United try to get back on the title challenge level having missed out for three consecutive years since Sir Alex retired.
Manchester United has done their major transfer business early this summer with the signings of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan while the persuit of resigning Paul Pogba goes on as we speak.
Team News & Possible Man Utd Lineups:
Wigan Athletic will be playing two friendly matches in two days and we can expect them to use two different teams. Against United on Saturday we will see their strong XI Wildschut leading the line while Whitehead, Former united player Nick Powell and Pearce playing in attacking roles.
As for United they will be starting with Johnstone in goal while Fosu-Mensah, Baily, Jones and Luke shaw to start in defence. Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera to play in midfield while Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Januzaj and Wilson to play upfront.
The game is set to start at 13:30 uk time and you can register at manutd.com to get access to their live streams via MUTV online. But if for some reason you missed the live action you can always tune in here for full match highlights and goals video posted after the game.