- Manchester United will be entertaining West Brom on Friday, twice
- Solskjaer’s men will use the game as a warm up ahead of the league restart
- Red Devils’ fixture against Stoke was called off after Potters’ manager Michael O’Neil tested positive for coronavirus
Manchester United will be having a busy schedule on Friday, June 12 as they play Championship side West Bromwich Albion twice at the Old Trafford, SunSport reports.
The Red Devils were billed to face-off with Premier League side Stoke City on Tuesday, May 9 behing closed-doors but the game was called off with minutes before kickoff when the Potters boss Michael O'Neill tested positive for coronavirus.
Stoke were immediately forced to vacate the Old Trafford premises immediately in order to avoid further spread of the pandemic.
With that, Manchester United squad were split into two as they played an intra-team friendly which finished in a thrilling 4-4 draw as Luke Shaw grabbed a double.
Odion Ighalo once again proved he is ready to soar this season in the Premier League after scoring a brace during the game.
Ole Solskjaer and his wards have been preparing for the resumption of the season with their next game against Tottenham being handled by former Red Devils' manager Jose Mourinho.
Due to the current issue affecting the world, the friendly match was played behind closed doors in which the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Ighalo and Matic were all in one team.
Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James scored once each, while Luke Shaw netted brace in the friendly encounter.
On the other hand, Odion Ighalo and Marcus Rahford both scored two goals each for the match to end 4-4.
Both matches against West Brom on Friday will take place at Old Trafford and give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a chance to cast his eye over most of his squad.
Manchester United travel to North London for an 8.15pm kick-off on June 19, two days after Aston Villa and Sheffield United get the season back underway.
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has stated that Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo deserves his contract extension at the Old Trafford club, UK outlet Metro reports.
Critics raised alarm when the Shanghai Shenhua of China striker initially arrived the club during the January transfer window, but he quickly silenced them with four goals in his first three starts.
The 30-year-old whose six-month loan deal elapsed at the end of May eventually secured a loan extension at the Premier League club that would see him remain at Old Trafford until January 2021.
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