4 things spotted in Man Utd’s pre-season training as team prepare for new season

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Manchester United 's preparations for next season are well underway, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's side returning to Carrington at the start of the week.

United are due to face Wayne Rooney's Derby County on Sunday in their first pre-season friendly, with games against QPR, Brentford, Preston and Everton also scheduled.

The Red Devils are hoping to win their first piece of silverware under Solskjaer, having finished second in the Premier League last season and getting beaten on penalties in the Europa League final.

United have already agreed a deal in principle to sign Jadon Sancho and other new additions are expected.

With pictures now emerging of the squad in their pre-season training, here are four things we spotted from United's latest session.

New coach

Eric Ramsay has joined Solskjaer's coaching staff, leaving Chelsea's under-23's to take up the role.

Speaking to United’s official website, Solskjaer explained that Ramsay will be responsible for their set-piece routines, saying: "He’s a very highly rated coach who is going to be working with individuals and in charge of set-plays as well.

"We’re excited. He’s young, fresh and with new ideas, an innovative coach we know from before. Kieran [McKenna] knows him really well from Loughborough, so we’re very pleased with that."

Greenwood and Henderson back

Mason Greenwood was named in England's provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020, but the forward pulled out before the final squad was named due to "an underlying injury".

In a statement, United noted that "a further spell of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training".

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson did make the final 26 but ultimately withdrew with a hip issue.

The pair are now back in pre-season training and they will be hoping to play a big part in United's upcoming campaign.

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Youngsters looking for an opportunity

Solskjaer has been a big proponent of youth during his time in charge, handing a total of nine academy graduates their Premier League debuts.

The likes of Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes, Victor Lindelof, Daniel James, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, David de Gea, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Fred and Edinson Cavani were all involved at either Euro 2020 or the Copa America and are currently enjoying time off.

As a result, a number of youngsters have been called up for pre-season training and they will be looking to impress in a bid to earn some first-team opportunities next season.

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Chong and Bishop

Among the youngsters pictured at pre-season are winger Tahith Chong and goalkeeper Nathan Bishop.

The pair have already agreed loan moves, with Chong due to spend next season at Birmingham City and Bishop at Mansfield.

However, they are still spending pre-season with United after the club requested to keep them because of the amount of players that are enjoying time off after international duty.

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