But according to club insiders, the new manager wants to give as many players as possible a chance to compete for a spot in the first squad before the season. This week at Carrington, the new United manager has given first-team players, loanees, academy prospects, and U18 talents an opportunity to shine. Regardless of what their previous managers may have thought of them, everyone has a fresh start.
He will learn more when they face Liverpool, Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, and Atletico Madrid in their pre-season. But of all those putting in hard yards, the following five are understood by Mirror Sport to be given the chance to lay down the first-team marker in Bangkok and Australia.