Manchester United star Juan Mata has previewed the club’s pre-season clash with Real Madrid, highlighting how it would be a good experience for the youngsters on board.
Jose Mourinho has had his hand forced to take a host of kids with him to the club’s tour of the United States of America as he’s currently missing several first team players.
Players such as Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have not been a part of the squad due to their exploits for their respective nations at the World Cup.
Injuries have also already taken their toll with the likes of Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic also out of the first team picture.
Mata has been one of the few stars who have been consistently featuring during pre-season but he’s insisted on focussing on the youngsters.
According to Manchester Evening News, Juan said to MUTV: “They [Madrid] are a great team, great squad, new manger who I know well.
“It will be a good experience for some of our young players, and the perfect end to the US tour.”
Hopefully it can be the perfect end to a tour that’s been otherwise miserable to the Red Devils’ fan base.
Mourinho’s men have failed to play convincingly all summer long and only picked up one win which came against AC Milan through penalties.
After being battered 4-1 by Liverpool, it’s fair to say Manchester United supporters are keen to quickly get this pre-season tour over with.