MANCHESTER UNITED were put through their paces in Melbourne in the next stage of their pre-season tour.

United had been in Thailand last Friday and beat Liverpool 4-0 in Bangkok in their first pre-season friendly.




Next up for United is Melbourne Victory on Friday, and the Red Devils arrived in the city in good spirits on Wednesday.

New manager Erik Ten Hag watched on as the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw got stuck into a training session.

Ten Hag was pictured waving at supporters as he made his way into the hotel, with Raphael Varane and Fernandes amongst the players snapped getting off the bus.

The Red Devils will spend a few days in Melbourne with a match against Crystal Palace pencilled in for Tuesday.

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After that the squad will travel to Perth for a match against Aston Villa on Saturday.

That game concludes the Red Devils' pre-season tour, though there will be a trip to Norway to play Atletico Madrid.

United's final friendly sees them return to Old Trafford for the visit of Rayo Vallecano.

The Liverpool win was a dream start for Ten Hag and he will have been impressed with his squad as Fred caught the eye with a superb goal.

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Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri also got on the scoresheet and Eric Bailly also shone.

Ten Hag will hope to have bolstered his squad before pre-season ends having targeted several additions.

The Dutchman is reportedly pressing the club to increase its bids for Antony and Lisandro Martinez and appears to have got his wish with the latter.

United are believed to be ready to match Martinez's asking price and have set Barcelona a deadline to complete a deal for Frenkie de Jong – giving the Spanish giants until the end of the week.




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