David Moyes has revealed he is likely to hand his entire squad a run-out in Friday's tour match with Cerezo Osaka.
The United boss is aware of the need to ensure everybody is in good shape for the start of the Barclays Premier League season next month and looks set to make a number of substitutions as the Reds aim to bounce back from the 3-2 defeat to Yokohama F·Marinos last time out.
"It's very hot and the conditions are difficult for players from our country who are not used to training and playing in these conditions," he told a press conference. "I hope we'll benefit from playing in these conditions when we get home. I think we may need to use all of our players tomorrow night to make sure they don't use too much weight or fluid. I'm sure it will be very hot again."
There was a hint from the manager that Adnan Januzaj and Jesse Lingard could be retained as part of the first-team squad rather than loaned out, providing they continue to impress in training.
"Both have done well and adapted well and made contributions to the team," Moyes asserted. "It's a tradition at United to try and get young players into the team and both have come through the system. Hopefully we can get both some playing time next season but both need to keep their levels up and keep making an impact in training and games."
When quizzed on the latest on the transfer front and the bid for Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas, Moyes replied: "Things are ongoing."