Manchester United preview

Last updated : 04 September 2009 By Firparkcorner

Is there anything to be gained from this game? From a fan perspective, probably not. While the match is in aid of a good cause and could relieve the boredom on a non-Motherwell weekend, friendly games are notoriously poorly attended these days and the thought of seeing anyone's reserve side is unlikely to have people rushing from the house.

Keith could get a game
It is more important for the players and management though. Not being blessed with a host of internationals it allows our squad to keep ticking over in match-shape and it will probably offer different challenges to the usual bounce games with Falkirk, Hibs etc. Jim Gannon, having entirely missed out on friendly games in pre-season, really will be able to experiment with his line-up knowing there are no consequences if things go wrong while players like McGarry, Fitzpatrick and Lasley may all get a run out.

This is unlikely to be a great game but it could be useful for the players and no one is forcing anyone to go along who doesn't want to. Let's hope those in attendance at least get to see a few goals!