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Warming up for the new campaign


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Warming up for the new campaign

Friendly matches across the globe continue in the build-up to the new season.

Some of Europe’s biggest clubs have gathered in the United States for the International Champions Cup while certain others were in London for the Emirates Cup.

Manchester United made it four wins from four in their U.S. Tour.

After victories over the LA Galaxy, AS Roma and Inter Milan, Louis Van Gaal’s Red Devils beat Real Madrid 3-1 in front of a staggering 109 thousand-strong crowd in Michigan.

Gareth Bale cancelled out Ashley Young’s opener but Young was on target again just before the break while Javier Hernandez capped off a fine display by United who finished top of the table.

In the final of the International Champions Cup Man Utd will meet Liverpool who won all three of their group matches.

Their latest victims being AC Milan.

Joe Allen struck the opener after 17 minutes while Suso, who has returned after a year’s loan in Spain, hit a superb second to seal a 2-0 win.

Meanwhile in London Arsenal began their own Emriates Cup friendly tournament in stunning fashion thrashing Portuguese champions Benfica 5-1.

Yaya Sanogo who was used spraingly by coach Arsene Wenger last term – scored four while Joel Campbell, back at Arsenal after three seasons out on loan, scored the hosts’ other goal.

Arsenal went on to lose their final match against Monaco while Valencia beat Benfica to eventually win the four team competition.

Keylor made for Real Madrid

As the drawn-out Angel Di Maria transfer saga continues with Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid have signed Keylor Navas.

The European champions have confirmed the signing of Costa Rica’s World Cup hero on a six-year deal worth ten million euros.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper has joined the Spanish giants from Levante.

Navas starred in Brazil this summer where he helped Costa Rica reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

His arrival at the Bernabeu will force the exit of shot-stopper Diego Lopez and present serious competition for out-of-sorts number one Iker Casillas.

We might be wrong

With the domestic leagues about to start we have decided to continue our predictions page, which we did during the World Cup in Brazil with limited success. As usual we might be wrong, but we’re not giving up.

Keep on sending us your predictions and comment using #TheCornerScores.

The French topflight begins this weekend and reigning champions PSG kick start the new season against Reims.

It was unanimous decision for us that the capital club will prevail 2-0.

Ajax begin their bid for a fifth consecutive Dutch first division title against Vitesse and we feel Frank de Boer’s men will cruise to a 3-1 win.

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