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And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side kick off their season this weekend, hosting Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confessed he is concerned about Harry Maguire's state of mind after his Mykonos ordeal.
The Red Devils captain, 27, is awaiting a retrial after initially being given a suspended sentence for assaulting police, verbal abuse and attempted bribery.
The Norwegian previously confirmed he would continue as skipper.
Solskjaer said: “Knowing Harry, he's a very strong character so hopefully he can put that apart.
“But naturally as a human being, it will be in the back of his mind what's happened this summer.
“Apart from that, you have just got to see how it develops with Harry. Personally I think he will be able to focus on his football but then who am I to … you can't predict how people will react.
“He's been focused so hopefully that process will just go on and, of course, we know it's something that will go on in the legal department over there.”
ER WE GO
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has bigged up Eric Bailly's recent showings in training.
The Norwegian tipped the 26-year-old defender for a big role this season as United get their league campaign up and running against Crystal Palace tomorrow.
He told the club's website: “Don’t forget Eric Bailly. He missed up until February and missed more than half of the season.
“But he came back stronger and stronger and, towards the end of the season, he looked really strong.
“So I think we’ll see a lot of Eric. He’s looked really strong in training as well.”
Forward Anthony Martial has been named Manchester United's Players' Player of the Year.
The Frenchman took home the gong for the 2019-20 season.
He bagged 23 goals and 12 assists in 48 appearances.
Manchester United are thought to have drawn up a three-man shortlist as they hunt for a new winger.
ESPN claims the Red Devils are considering moves for Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman and Juventus’ Douglas Costa.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is apparently looking at the trio after struggling to strike a deal for Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho, 20.
United are thought to have agreed personal terms with the England star, with agent fees also progressing well.
But Dortmund are thought to want near £110million for Sancho and Solskjaer is looking at alternatives.
Manchester United are reportedly irritated by a social media frenzy regarding their lack of transfer dealings.
ESPN reports Red Devils bosses fear it may have a negative impact on the squad.
In this window United have extended Odion Ighalo's loan from China and spent £39million on Donny van de Beek.
But the big issue dominating the talk is a potential £100m plus deal for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
The England star's future has been the big will he or won't he debate online.
Here is how we expect Manchester United to line-up against Crystal Palace tomorrow.
We're tipping Daniel James to start against Roy Hodgson's side after Mason Greenwood was sent home from England duties.
And Donny van de Beek has a chance to start against the Eagles at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer also confirmed Luke Shaw is fit, as well as Paul Pogba, after shaking off an injury picked up late last season.
Donny van de Beek has splashed out £150,000 on a swanky new Range Rover.
Manchester United’s new star wasted no time in investing in the luxury set of wheels after his £39million transfer from Ajax went through earlier this month.
Pictures from the Guy Salmon dealership in Knutsford, Cheshire show a black Range Rover SVAutobiography sitting on the forecourt with Van de Beek’s name on it.
A green “SOLD” sticker was attached to the windscreen with the Dutchman’s name spelled incorrectly.
It read: “MUFC – Van der Beek. Sales executive name: Chris Aven.”
The flash motors are available from £140k for the basic model up to an eye-watering £177k for personalised packages.
SunSport understands Van de Beek paid £150k for his.
WATFORD ON GARNER
Here is what the Hornets had to say about United's young midfielder James Garner, who has joined them on loan for the season.
The 19-year-old is set to get more first-team experience at Vicarage Road after moving from United's reserves.
Watford said: “Highly-rated Manchester United youngster James Garner will spend the 2020/21 campaign with Watford after agreeing a season-long loan.
“The sought-after 19-year-old midfielder started three times in the Europa League last season and has made seven first-team appearances since his Premier League debut in February 2019.
“In addition, Garner was named Manchester United’s Under-23 Player of the Year last term, scoring eight goals in 10 “Premier League 2 games and captaining the team for much of the season.”
HE'S A GARNER
Watford have signed Manchester United youngster James Garner on a season-long loan.
The sought-after 19-year-old midfielder started three times in the Europa League last season.
And he has made seven first-team appearances since his Premier League debut in February 2019.
Garner will wear squad number 16 and is available for selection as the Hornets visit Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.
PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to confirm who would start in goal against Crystal Palace this weekend as David De Gea and Dean Henderson compete for the No1 jersey.
He said: “I’m not going to tell you the team today, no, I’m not.
“But the goalkeeper training has been fantastic to watch. It’s so enjoyable. It’s the highest possible quality you can imagine.
“All the goalkeeper coaches are really enjoying working with them and watching when we go into the games and some of the stuff they do. Some of the stuff is fantastic. It’s going to be an interesting, interesting thing for many to follow.
“It would be nice for the press to write about [positive things] not just starting to make problems between the two of them, but how they’ve worked really well together.”
OLE ON MAGUIRE
Solskjaer also added that Harry Maguire will start the season with his summer of trouble in the back of his mind.
Maguire was arrested and charge fro an altercation with Greek police while on holiday in Mykonos.
He said: “Knowing Harry, he's a v strong character and can put that apart but as a human being it'll be in the back of his mind.
“You have to see how it develops.
“Personally I think he'll be able to focus on his football but you can't predict how people will react but he's trained well and is focused.”
MORE OLE ON GREENWOOD
Solskjaer added: “I tried my best to give him a rest over the summer, we asked specifically that he should have had a rest, he needs it mentally and physically and the first thing that happens he's called up and right there in the press.
“We've done what we can to protect him, I've done what I can to help him, when he comes back into the daily routine he'll be fine.”
IT'S BEEN A FA-RCE
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is furious with the FA and Gareth Southgate for their handling of Mason Greenwood, reports NEIL CUSTIS.
The Manchester United boss revealed that they pleaded with the Three Lions boss not to call the 18-year-old up for his debut against Iceland as he needed a rest.
But Solskjaer was shocked that not only was he called up but immediately put in front of the media to do a press conference.
Following the game against Iceland Greenwood was kicked out the squad having, with Phil Foden, invited two girls back to the team hotel.
Solskjaer said: “The kid had a fantastic season, he's just come through and I've worked and the club have worked really hard about giving Mason enough time on the pitch and exposure in the media
“Then you come to the end of the season and we've had less than two weeks off and he's called up.”
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