Manchester United Tests New Roster in Dortmund Friendly

Florin P. - July 22, 2016

Mourinho aims for first major win as Manchester United manager. (1:00 p.m UK Time).

It’s been a while since Manchester United won any important trophy and the owners are hell-bent on changing that. They did their part and brought in Jose Mourinho, while giving him a lot of money to spend on his footballers of choice. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has already joined the team and Paul Pogba could be next, but in return, the Red Devils are expected to defeat Dortmund.

Back-To-Back Victories for Mourinho

After taking over as manager of Manchester United, the Portuguese made several changes to the starting formation. He brought in Ibrahimovic as planned and plans to further consolidate the offensive by bringing in more strikers. It’s an interesting strategy, given his preference for defensive football and the moment of truth is the match against Dortmund.

Manchester United won the first friendly game against Wigan, but this time the stakes are higher due to the ICC format. The International Champions Cup is played in three countries and 3 matches take place in China. Manchester United has more fans here than Dortmund and they are expected to cheer for the English team. This should compel Mourinho to take more chances upfront to keep the crowds happy.

Hard Times Ahead for Dortmund

The Bundesliga lost a couple of great managers, with both Bayern and Dortmund managers departing for the Premier League. Few quality footballers joined their ranks during the season break and this will make it even more difficult for Dortmund to make a deep run in the Champions League.

So far, the campaign of friendly games included only matches played against fellow German teams, mostly from the inferior divisions. Manchester United proved to be more than a match for Dortmund and bet365 offers great odds on the Red Devils to win. Risk-averse punters can mitigate the risks by taking the draw no bet offer at 3/5.

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