Now that all the major European leagues from around the world have reached their conclusion, clubs are getting ready by upgrading their respective squads. There are some players which are taking a break while others have already gotten back to the pitch.
Manuel Pellegrini is preparing his squad by doing a pre-season tour with his squad in United States. Manchester United on the other hand has a fairly busier and adventurous pre-season as Louis van Gaal and his team has to play games in San Francisco, Seattle as well as compete in the International Champions Cup.
While Manchester City will mostly be facing clubs in the United States, Louis van Gaal and his squad have a much more diverse set of opponents which includes teams such as: Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, Barcelona and even PSG. All of these matches are expected to take place between June and July of the ongoing year.
Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal told reporters some of the differences between the previous pre-season and this current one and the Dutch coach said: “When you see our pre-season last year in the United States of America, we won everything playing against big, top clubs, and then we had to play our first match against Swansea City and we lost. That cannot happen next year season.’’
“Last year we had a lot of time differences. You cannot then train your body properly. Therefore it was not good. Now we are always in the same basecamps so we have no time difference and we have chosen our hotel nearby the training accommodation.’’
During the previous season of the Premier League, Manchester United sustained a 1-2 loss when playing against Swansea City on August 16 of 2014 and this match was the first game of their past campaign. Louis van Gaal is hoping that Manchester United does not go through a similar experience in the upcoming season.