Manchester United have so far signed two outfield players in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, and United fans will be looking forward to seeing them in action.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved to confirm that the duo won’t be available for the friendly game against Everton, but could be available to be on the bench against Leeds United on the league’s opening day.
“They (Sancho and Varane) still haven’t trained with us and I need to see how they are,” Solskjaer said.
“I can’t see them being available for Everton but hopefully they will be ready to be on the bench [against Leeds].
“We’ve not got everyone back yet and we’re still lacking a few. Every year that there’s a championship it’s difficult. Luke [Shaw], Harry [Maguire], Fred – a few – will only have the Everton game to prepare.
“It’s still not perfect because I think teams with fewer players in tournaments do have an advantage early on but we’re as ready as we can be.
“Fred played nine games over the summer and he’s had three weeks away from us and then two weeks to get ready again, so they should be ready.”