PERTH, Australia, Sporting Alert — Watch Manchester United get their pre-season starts Down Under against A-League side Perth Glory, as Paul Pobga named on the bench.
Pogba Starts On The Bench
Pobga, the subject to a summer move from Old Trafford, has trained with the squad this week and could feature for the English Premier League side in the second half.
Meanwhile, wantaway striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a move to Serie A side Inter Milan, is not in the matchday squad, having only recently joined the training group in Australia.
Center-backs Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof and goalkeeper Lee Grant are also missing from the United team today, but have travelled with the squad to the stadium in Perth.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to blend youth and experience to start this game, with the likes of Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Nemanja Matic among the starters.
James Starts, Wan-Bissaka Among Subs
Summer signing Daniel James has been handed his first start for Manchester United, while fellow new recruit Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who is among the substitutes, could potentially feature as well.
Anthony Martial will lead the attack for the Red Devils, with Marcus Rashford on the bench.
Jesse Lingard, Tahith Chong and Andreas Pereira all start as well, while David De Gea, Juan Mata, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling are among the subs.
PERTH GLORY TEAM
Starting XI: Reddy, Lowry, Mrcela, Tratt, Franjic, Chianese, Juande, Kilkenny, Brimmer, Harold, Fornaroli.
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM
Starting XI: Romero, Dalot, Tuanzebe, Jones, Young, A. Pereira, Matic, Chong, Lingard, James, Martial. Subs: De Gea, J. Pereira, Rojo, Shaw, Smalling, Wan-Bissaka, Garner, Gomes, Mata, McTominay, Pogba, Greenwood, Rashford.