Sbragia to test new formation with Under-23s
Ricky Sbragia will test his tactics and formation in Friday night's pre-season friendly with Northampton Town, live on MUTV.
The Manchester United Under-23s coach is aware it will be a physical test against the Cobblers, but is hoping all the good work in training is going to be put into practice.
With several youngsters on Tour 2018, presented by Aon, there are likely to be opportunities for some of the Under-18s.
”It will be difficult,” he told MUTV.
“We’re down to about 16 [players], so there’s an opportunity then for some of the first-years and second-years obviously to come in and get some football with us.
“We’ve been told what system we have to play, so we’ve been working around that. I think the great thing over in Austria was we could spend a little bit more time working around little situations, where we want them to be and their responsibilities - both on and off the field.
“Should we replicate that all the way down? From us down to the Under-16s and the Under-18s? It’s much debated information but it has been great and I think, in general, we look as if we’ve got this formation. We will change it now and again, but there is a main formation that we’re going to play.”