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He played in pre-season, impressed and yet Ten Hag would still let him leave United

His time at United could be coming to an end

By Harry Smith

His time at United could be coming to an end
His time at United could be coming to an end
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Manchester United are already preparing for the start of the Premier League, but before that they need to play their pre-season games, which they have seven games left and four of them are on a tour of the United States, this with the intention of starting to get into the rhythm of the game.

Erik Ten Hag uses these matches to see how his players are coming back from the summer break, many of the players that the coach chooses for these matches are mostly young players and others are players who are coming back from injuries or who have performed poorly and need to be given minutes so that Ten Hag can observe them and decide their future. 

For that reason, during the first pre-season game against Leeds, the manager fielded 11 young players for the second half, many of them academy graduates, with the intention of giving the less experienced players an equal chance to prove they deserve a place in the first team. 

There is no doubt that despite the fact that these matches are not of a high level, they are very useful not only for the coaches, but also for us fans who want to see the newcomers and the new promises; unfortunately these matches are also useful for the coach to see who will remain in the team and who will not. 

The situation of Matej Kovar

Kovar played a very good 45 minutes in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Leeds, the goalkeeper stood out for his ball handling with his feet, a quality that Ten Hag likes a lot; however, the future of the 23 year old player is still a mystery, as the coach is looking for another goalkeeper to replace Onana, so Kovar could leave the club and Sparta Prague could be his destination.

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