Going into the game United were 2 from 2 this summer after a routine 2-0 victory over Perth Glory and a 4-0 dismantling of Championship play-off contenders, Leeds United. Moving on to the Asian leg of the World Tour, United looked set to face stiffer opposition as they came up against a strong Inter side in this International Champions Cup game at the Singapore National Stadium. In the build up, the media focus was still on the prospective ins, outs and transfer wheelings and dealings, however Ole and co did a good job of not allowing speculation to overshadow the occasion.
De Gea made a welcome return to first team action, Pogba started his third consecutive game and new boys James and Wan-Bissaka also kept their places in the starting 11. One notable absentee was Romelu Lukaku, which fuelled speculation that United and Inter are edging closer to a deal to take the prolific Belgian to the San Siro before Serie A kicks off again on 24th August.