Manchester United are in good spirits ahead of their trip to Newcastle later today if training footage ahead of the clash is anything to go by. The Red Devils are looking to bounce back following their 6-1 humiliation at the hands of Tottenham before the international break.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after the result with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly sounded out by Ed Woodward.
The United legend needs results to turn around fast starting with the match at Newcastle this evening (8pm).
The Red Devils have released training footage which indicates the squad are in good spirits though.
In an exercise featuring the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams and Timothy Fosu-Mensah the World Cup winner sparked an almight reaction from his team-mates.
With the United stars quickly interchanging passes, Pogba nutmegged Rashford.
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It left the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James and Williams laughing hysterically at the moment signalling morale is high at Old Trafford.
Reports in the last week have made all sorts of claims when it comes to division in the Old Trafford dressing room.
But this footage shows a side in good spirits ahead of the Premier League returning today.
United will be without Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani for the trip to Newcastle.
That means Rashford, Mason Greenwood or Odion Ighalo will lead the line against Steve Bruce’s side.
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United new signing Alex Telles could start at left-back with Solskjaer confirming he could be involved and make his Premier League debut.
He said: “Yes of course he is. I’ll have a word with him today and just make sure he feels up to it and hopefully we can bring him up to Newcastle.”
Solskjaer also opened up on the tactics he plans on using against Newcastle to avoid a repeat of the defeat in the same fixture last season.
He explained: “First of all we think about how we can go up there and try to dominate the game, control the game and win the game.
“We’ve had to wait for everyone to come back hopefully fit and strong, and it seems like they are, so we’ll pick a team that we think will cause problems for them.
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“Steve [Bruce] has done a fantastic job up there, I have to say. They’ve had a very, very good start to the season with seven points already and through in the Carabao Cup to the quarter-finals.
“They’ve done some good business and they’re going to make it hard for us.
“With Allan Saint-Maximin, [Callum] Wilson, [Andy] Carroll, Joalinton, [Miguel] Almiron… whoever it is that will be up there, they’re going to cause us problems.
“It’s never easy to play against Steve’s teams because they’re well organised defensively as well.”
United take on Newcastle from 8pm this evening in the Premier League.
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