MUN vs INT Dream11 Team: Antonio Conte looks to continue his work with Inter Milan as the side’s new manager takes charge of their second pre-season match
While the pre-season matches often see sides partaking in matches with relatively obscure teams in countries where they are trying to build a stronghold, the nature of the International Champions Cup ensures that we have some engrossing matches lined up our way. And one such fixture from the tournament sees Manchester United and Inter Milan lock heads in Singapore today.
It’s a match which promises to be a cracker of a contest especially with Inter Milan under new management. After just about managing to scamper through to a fourth place finish on the last day of the 2018-19 Serie A campaign, the Italian side made their ambitions clear of further making massive strides in the impending season.
And in lieu of that, the side went onto sign one of the most revered names in the football fraternity, Antonio Conte as their manage to herald in a new campaign of compelling success for them. After a hiatus of a year from football proceeding his departure from English giants Chelsea, one of the most successful and astute names in management is back in Italy, this time with Inter Milan.
Known for his defensively astute game, Conte who is coveted for imbedding and drilling into sides the acumen needed to craft the framework of success, will be looking to carry on his work with the side in Singapore today. Taking on Manchester United at the National Stadium, for him and his side, this match is the first proper competitive encounter of their pre-season schedule after having earlier defeated Lugano
With Valentino Lazaro, Diego Godin ,Matteo Politano and Nicolo Barella all signed by Inter Milan as they roped in a slew of players to bridge the 21 point gap between them and Serie A champions Juventus, the side have at their perusal a fine blend of players. And what adds to the exalting nature of today’s encounter is Inter Milan’s perusal of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, a player they have made clear they want to bring into their side.
What is holding back the move though is the exuberant price tag the side have slapped on him. Inter Milan have offered to pay half the amount of the 75million upfront with two instalments being made to pay out the remainder but it’s not being agreed to by their opponents of today.
Elsewhere for Manchester United, the pre-season schedule has seen them register two wins, a 2-0 win over Perth Glory and a 4-0 win against Leeds United recently. The side will be looking to carry on with their work before they take on Chelsea in the opening week of the Premier League, a match which is bound to be a testament to the competitive nature of the league.
With Antonio Conte massively renowned for his defensive work, discipline and resilience of his sides, expect this match to be an extremely tightly contested and feisty one. The Italian hates losing, be it a pre-season match for that fact and he will be looking to put out a strong playing 11 to give his side an important win in the build-up to Serie A.
For us, despite Manchester United have played more matches than Inter Milan and regained more fitness than the Italians, its Conte’s unwavering demand from his side which is going to see the Serie A outfit win this one. Expect the goals to be few in this match but Inter Milan outscoring their opposition to scrape through to a win.
Goal-Keeper for MUN vs INT Dream11
With David de Gea yet to play a match, we see him being given his first match today. He endured a horrid time in the league last year and is currently embroiled in a contract mess with the goal-keeper’s staggering demands yet to be agreed by the club.
Defenders for MUN vs INT Dream11
Us opting for two defenders from Inter Milan hardly needs any explaining after all the good work done by Conte over the years to see him reserve his name among of the finest managers in the game. His three man defence along with the two wingbacks supporting them took over the Premier League, taking Chelsea to rapturous success and he’ll be looking transition the same formation in Inter Milan this season.
Coming in from the Italian side are Danilo D’Ambrosio and Milan Skriniar while from Manchester United we have Aaron Wan Bissaka coming in for us. The new signing got an assist for himself in the previous match and we see him continuing his frays into the opposition’s attacking half today as well.
Midfielders for MUN vs INT Dream11
It’s an entire trivalent we have opted to here with Ivan Perisic, Stefano Sensi and Antonio Candreva coming in from Italy. The three players will be tasked with the attacking facet of their side’s success and we see them intertwining in unison to deliver a deadly performance against a lopsided Manchester United defence.
From Manchester United we have gone ahead with Juan Mata as the only pick despite him failing to make an impression against Leeds United.
Strikers for MUN vs INT Dream11
With Antonio Conte known for not tolerating any nonsense in his squad, Marco Icardi finds himself being left out of the side’s pre-season fixtures completely. The Italians look to have finally had enough of a player who has for quite some time now cited his want to leave the club.
With him not in the side, the brunt of leading the attack will lie on Sebestiano Esposito who we see being part of a two man partnership upfront for Inter Milan. Elsewhere from Manchester United we have gone ahead with Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial after both of them scored in the previous match.
Captain And Vice-Captain for MUN vs INT Dream11
We have gone ahead with Esposito as our captain for today while Greenwood is our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Martial, Lingard, Greenwood; Rashford
Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar; Perisic, Sensi, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Candreva; Vergani, Esposito
International Champions Cup
Match: Manchester United Vs Inter Milan
Date And Time: 20th July, Saturday- 5:00pm IST
Venue: Singapore National Stadium, Singapore