Odion Ighalo Unable To Save Man United From West Brom Friendly

Odion Ighalo Unable To Save Man United From West Brom Friendly

Manchester United's preparations for the Premier League restart didn’t quite go well after losing 2-1 to Championship side West Brom in a friendly on Friday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side lost the first of two matches against the Baggies at Old Trafford, before rallying to win the second contest 3-1.

Both games were played behind-closed-doors at the famous venue as the Red Devils prepare to take on Tottenham away on June 19 in their first league match since the coronavirus hiatus.

The Old Trafford side put out two different teams across the two matches against West Brom.

According to Manchester Evening News, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes played in midfield together during the opening defeat, with the Portuguese playmaker scoring and missing a penalty during the 90 minutes.

The first United team also included Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic.

In the second tussle which resulted in United’s victory, Andreas Pereira scored a brace while Tahith Chong snared the third.

That team featured the first choice defence of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Luke Shaw and goalkeeper David De Gea.

Odion Ighalo spearheaded the attack during the second 90 minute. Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Fred and Scott McTominay also featured.

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Pogba and Fernandes will likely feature in their first competitive match together when United take on Spurs.

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