Manchester United vs Valerenga: Potential XI with Andreas Pereira and Anthony Martial

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United will travel to Oslo on Friday for a pre-season clash with Norwegian side Valerenga and will be keen to implement the lessons picked up during their tour of the United States.

Jose Mourinho’s men swept aside LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake City and Manchester City before enjoying good contests against both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The clash with Ernesto Valderve’s men, which saw Neymar score the only goal of the game, was without doubt the most productive in terms of the quality and tempo offered by the opposition.

Here is a potential XI for the clash with Valerenga, currently seventh after 17 games in the Tippeligaen, featuring Anthony Martial and Andreas Pereira going forward.

The pair came on just when the clash with Barcelona was winding down, the damage done by a rampant first half from Barcelona’s attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, but their intent was clear.

Martial displayed his frustratingly rare but unquestionably brilliant talent against Madrid and once again looked hungry in Washington, while Pereira has already showcased plenty of quality at No.10, alongside a notably improved work rate following his spell with Granada, and deserves another chance to impress on Saturday night.

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