The timing is so stupid. I don't know why they persist with the meaningless friendlies in the week before the first game when clubs need their players in training more than ever. Uefa/Fifa need to get a fucking grip but they never will.
Would've like to have seen Rodwell over Carrick, but at least is finally going for a 4-3-3, or more likely a 4-5-1 as we won't have the majority of the ball. Apart from Cole who's missing, that would be my first choice back four. These friendlies a few days before the start of the season are such a stupid idea.