Pre-season comes to an ending! Manchester United have performed decent during the pre-season, and the new signings and Darral's tactics seem to fit well the club. Next stop is Wembley stadium, where Man City awaits them in a clash for the community shield.
Regarding the matches, the team seemed very strong, but not too incisive infront of the net, probably didn't get used to the tactic? In the end they started playing well. The match against Steaua left me surprised, as we won in the 92nd minute from a header coming from Hazard. Steaua performed exceptionally, but they hand upfront a youngster and Bogdan Stancu ( both signings made by me ), without Wallyson and Tanase. As much as I'd try to deny it, I think that if Wallyson and Tanase were up there, I'd get my ass kicked. I'm glad to see my signings paying off, talking about my Steaua legacy.
Finally, this is my squad, I received some players on loan, two defenders, and Pogba, Carrick and Vilhaena returned from their loans back in July.
The media was roaming around the Man United facilities, looking towards interviewing Darral, once again. The spotlights are on the young manager due to his results. "Mr Northwood, one reported from Sky Sports approached him, What do you think about this new season? How will your team perform? The competition is stronger, with Mourinho departuring from Real Madrid to Man City. Are you afraid of the clash on Sunday? You shall face Mourinho for the third time, after his Real Madrid team beaten your Steaua team.
Northwood was reluctant in his speech : "I can't say I'm afraid of Mourinho. He had the advantage of Real's resources, a team he built with billions of dollars, while my Steaua signings went up to fifty million, -IN TOTAL-, over four seasons. Yet, I had achieved things he would never be able to with the resources I had. Sunday's clash will be nice, and we'll see how it goes. My team is raring to go."