Manchester United have just played a confidential friendly against EFL Championship side Blackburn Rovers at Carrington, but the details have leaked on social media, along with a possible anticipation of the ongoing Harry Maguire situation.
The details of the pre season face off between the Red Devils and The Riversiders was suppposed to be undisclosed, but Twitter user @barneyrednews has revealed some particulars of the classified match.
Red News Exclusive. Ole had the boys working very hard today. A very strong MUFC XI played against Blckburn (4-0, Lingard 2, Chong, Greenwood) under 23s behind closed doors at Carrington and Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba both played minutes. Harry Maguire watched some of it.
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) August 4, 2019
The under 23 match ended with Solskjær’s side thrashing Rovers 4-0, with Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood both getting their names up in the scoresheet, along with Jesse Lingard netting a double.
Devils starmen Alexis Sánchez and the rumoured wantaway Paul Pogba, who is linked with an exit to Serie A champions Juventus, all earned time on the field.
United’s transfer target Harry Maguire was seen leaving hotel and meeting Solsjkaer before the match. The Leicester City defender, who’s speculated £80 million transfer to Old Trafford, if follows through, will make the England international the costliest defender in history.
The 26 year old was rumored to be in the starting 11 against Rovers. However, the center back was reported to be a spectator in the dugout.
Following the match, Maguire was seen leaving Carrington in his car, and in the backseat, a white United bag with ‘Old Trafford’ written on it was seen. Could this be a hint at the possible outcome of the deal?