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Zidane Iqbal got United fans excited in pre-season friendly win vs Melbourne Victory

Manchester United fans were left impressed by young midfielder Zidane Iqbal after he caught the eye after coming on against Melbourne Victory on Friday.

I made a comment on the podcast this week about Iqbal being United’s best midfielder against Liverpool, in the previous pre-season friendly which we won 4-0.

Ten Hag made 10 changes at the break, to give as many minutes as possible to every member of his new squad, and Iqbal was one to benefit from that.

Ethan Laird and Charlie Savage were among the players to get minutes under their belt.

But it was Iqbal who really impressed when he slotted into midfield beside Savage. In turn, this allowed Donny van de Beek to play at the tip of a diamond.

Iqbal wants the ball at his feet all day long – but he is also very quick to move the ball on with simple and precise passing. You can tell he is confident and composed in possession and it was great to see him enjoy the experience on the pitch. His individual brilliance earned a lot of praise on social media this afternoon, as seen below:

Iqbal also earned praise from several journalists for his performance in Melbourne.

I don’t think this will be the last time we’ll see Iqbal playing under Ten Hag.

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