Erik ten Hag and his staff gave Raphael Varane given a full workout against Wrexham’s TWO teams in their friendly, with Maguire and Rashford on the touchline after a DOUBLE first-team training session and wantaway Ronaldo watching from afar
- Man United beat National League side Wrexham in behind-closed-door friendly
- New boy Christian Eriksen scored a free-kick in his first start for the club
- Lisandro Martinez also played after completing move to United on Wednesday
- Wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo was in attendance to watch his team-mates
Manchester United continued their unbeaten run in pre-season on Wednesday as they thrashed National League side Wrexham 4-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Erik ten Hag and his staff gave Raphael Varane the full 90 minutes after a double first-team training session, but centre-back partner Harry Maguire watched from the stands alongside Marcus Rashford, Amad Diallo and Diogo Dalot.
Following his arrival earlier in the week, Christian Eriksen got on the scoresheet with a free-kick from the edge of the box after Alejandro Garnacho was brought down.
Man United boss Erik ten Hag gave Raphael Varane the full 90 minutes against Wrexham
Harry Maguire watched from the stands after a double first-team training session
United confirmed the arrival of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax on Wednesday and he was thrown straight into action against Wrexham, who brought two teams.
Matej Kovar started in goal and the defence included Ethan Laird, Varane, Martinez and Alex Telles. Zidane Iqbal, James Garner and Eriksen made a three-man midfield.
Highly-rated Argentinian youngster Garnacho started in attack alongside Tahith Chong and Hannibal Mejbri, who played as a false No.9.
Ten Hag was keen to see what Garner could do after hearing of his impressive campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest last season. The stylish midfielder has spoken openly about wanting to continue his progression with more regular games.
Christian Eriksen scored in the behind-closed-doors game against Wrexham on Wednesday
Lisandro Martinez also featured after completing his move to the club on Wednesday
However, while Garner produced a steady performance, it was 30-year-old Eriksen who caught the eye in the first half with a typical goal which had the sides level at 1-1 in the first half after defender Aaron Hayden scored for Wrexham.
United went on to score three without reply in the second half.
Eriksen and Martinez both came off at half-time to be replaced by Kobi Mainoo and Will Fish.
Wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo was in attendance to watch his team-mates beat Wrexham
Meanwhile, wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo was in attendance as he watched from the stand next to the U-18s pitch.
The Portuguese star returned to training on Tuesday but will be kept separate from most of his team-mates having missed the club’s pre-season tour.
Ronaldo, who wants to leave Old Trafford this summer, is likely to be put on an individual training programme before being reintegrated into Ten Hag’s squad