The Premier League is not back until August 12, that’s when Manchester United will fight for their first points, but according to Sir Alex Ferguson the team have a lot to earn before the new PL season even kicks-off.
The matches we’ll face in the ICC are all big ones. It’s very good for the younger players to come into this type of competition in terms of preparing to be a Manchester United player
the legendary Red Devils manager told reporters, referring to the International Champions Cup.
The more intense the challenge they can get, the better prepared they will be when facing Manchester City in an important league match or Real Madrid or Barcelona in Europe
Ferguson also said, focusing on the younger players of the squad.
Man United are facing Man City on July 20 in Houston. After that, they will travel to San Francisco to play against Real Madrid, and before they return to Europe they will test themselves against Barcelona as well, in Washington DC.
The preparation to play in big games can be started in preseason tournaments like the ICC, which is fantastic. The great thing about United is you’ve got to accept the challenge of beating the best
Sir Alex said, hopeful that United will build on the three titles they won last season, and, most of all, do much better in the Premier League.