United will take in a International Champions Cup derby date with City on July 20 in Houston.
United is also in the market for a striker, having included Zlatan Ibrahimovic, now sidelined by a serious knee injury, on its list of players to be released.
Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid filed a tax fraud lawsuit against the Portugal forward last week, but newly-elected Real president Perez has described the entire situation as “very strange”.
It remains to be seen how Benfica respond but United aren’t the only club showing a keen interest as the newspaper states that Barcelona have also identified Semedo as a potential signing – although the Catalans priority remains Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.
“I think every move means you have to adapt to a new environment but I feel comfortable in myself”. All this is very odd.
And he added: “I’ve spoken to him”. Speaking to the club’s official website, he said his main aim for pre-season is simply “being a part of it all, because last summer I was involved in the European Championships with England“.
Whether he would be allowed to link up with Mourinho again, however, is debatable to say the very least. I have not spoken to any [other clubs].
Smalling has been a regular in the United side since joining from West London, but has been up-and-down in people’s judgements, and he now seems to have fallen out of favour with United boss Jose Mourinho.
“The 22-year-old Swedish global centre back is a versatile defender and will make his debut on the summer tour of the U.S. in July”.