Manchester United v FC Internazionale - 2019 International Champions Cup

International Champions Cup: 3 Things We Learned From Manchester United's 1-0 Win Over Inter Milan

Manchester United faced Inter Milan at the Singapore National Stadium and came away with a 1-0 win in the International Champions Cup. 


United were the dominant team for most part of the game but needed a bit of magic from Mason Greenwood in the second half to get the only goal. Inter threatened mainly from set-pieces but could not score.


Here are three things we learned from the Red Devils' 1-0 win over the Nerazzurri:

3. A More Energetic United

Manchester United were facing a much tougher opponent in Inter Milan, compared to their two previous rivals in pre-season so far. However, that did not stop the Red Devils from putting the pressure on their opponents, pressing from the top. 


Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be happy with the effort put in by the entire team to ensure Inter did not get a free rein. United have shown good signs of putting their manager's plans into action, as they have pressed from the top, played with pace and tried to exploit transitions.

2. Conte Has Work to Do

This was Inter Milan's second pre-season game only, but coach Antonio Conte would have recognised that his team still has some work to do ahead of the new season. 


There were a few things the Nerazzurri were trying clearly on his instructions, like playing out from the back, but the execution was not at the level Conte would like. 


The absence of first-choice strikers also meant that their attacking play was very ordinary, and Inter would need to secure the signing of Romelu Lukaku quickly to remedy that.

1. Greenwood, Wan-Bissaka and Pogba the Stars

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has continued his impressive displays in pre-season, showing excellent commitment and decision making in his defending and tackles. While his crosses and passing still need some work, Solskjaer will be excited about the prospect of playing him every week. 


Paul Pogba has been quietly impressive for United this pre-season. Playing a deeper role, he has shown his passing range and strength to great effect, creating multiple chances and helping the team control possession.


Mason Greenwood also showed his continued development for the team, keeping his calm and scoring an excellent goal to give the Red Devils the win. He has now scored in two consecutive matches and looks set to be an important member of the squad this season.

Three things we learned from Manchester United's 1-0 win over Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup