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Man Utd need ‘some more fitness’ for Leeds clash, admits Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjær - Man United
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The new campaign kicks off in a weeks’ time for the Red Devils, and the squad still needs some fine-tuning.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United “need some more fitness” ahead of their Premier League opener against Leeds United.

Manchester United were missing a number of their regular first-team players for the better of their pre-season including the likes of Edinson Cavani, David de Gea, Fred, and Victor Lindelof.  

Furthermore, their two summer signings, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, have still not met their teammates, with the former not due back from his holiday until next week while the latter is yet to complete his medical before officially becoming a Red Devil.

United failed to register a win in their first two warm-up fixtures against Queen Park Rangers and Brentford but, owing to their strong line-up, managed to cruise to a victory against Everton to sign off their pre-season in style.

“It’s a big week. It has to be some work specific to Leeds, but we need some more fitness,” said Solskjaer, speaking to the club’s official website after his side’s 4-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.

“These first three games, before the international break, is still part of pre-season but we need to get some more points than last season.”