Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez could be available for the match against San Jose Earthquakes after flying to Los Angeles.
“Because he trained with us for five days before we departed to LA and we left one fitness coach behind with him. Of course, it is individual training but, when he arrives, he has to play. If he is coming, he has to play.”
Alexis will compete for a place in the three-pronged forward line after Anthony Martial was flanked by Juan Mata and Demi Mitchell in the 1-1 draw with Club America. Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes came off the bench to provide youthful zest in attacking positions and there is the prospect of more squad members getting some minutes at the Levi’s Stadium.
A number of youngsters on the trip for experience, including Ro-Shaun Williams, James Garner, Ethan Hamilton and Joshua Bohui, will be hoping for a taste of senior action as the boss decides which line-up to field in the second of two friendlies before the International Champions Cup kicks off.
Lee Grant started in goal against Club America and, like his second-half replacement Joel Pereira, the new signing performed well behind an experienced back four of Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw. David De Gea, Fred and Nemanja Matic are not expected to join the group until next week.
Argentina keeper Sergio Romero and Portuguese right-back Diogo Dalot were forced to sit out the tour opener. Dalot will not feature at all in the tour matches as he is unlikely to be available until September.