Manchester United players complete header challenge

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Manchester United put in a strong pre-season showing on Saturday as they beat a Messi-less Barcelona 3-1 in San Francisco. 

Following that match a number of the touring squad wound down on Sunday afternoon by having a go at the header challenge.

The aim of the challenge is to head the ball between your team-mates before finishing it off but getting the ball into the bin, and this effort from the United boys was quite impressive.


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Eight members of the united squad were involved, including Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard and Sam Johnstone. The tally of headers was 22 before Lingard, who scored in the win over Barcelona, finished it off.

The players then leapt in to wild celebrations that would not be out of place in a Premier League title winning celebration

The challenge has become popular with clubs over social media lately. Starting with Sunday league clubs it was worked its way up the footballing ladder with one of the biggest clubs in the world taking part. 

Manchester City's academy players have previously taken part in the challenge, as have other professional clubs, such as Swindon Town and Scottish side St Johnstone, who's youth side completed a whopping 47 headers.

As header challenges go it was pretty impressive from the Red Devils, but we would expect nothing less from these professionals.

Manchester United are in action again on Wednesday night as they face French giants PSG in Chicago, a win would see them secure a 100% record in the International Champions Cup. 




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