Five things we learned from San Jose Earthquakes vs Manchester United

(Photo: Sky Sports)

(Photo: Sky Sports)

Manchester United’s second match of the their pre-season tour of the United States is over and the side produced another solid display in a 3-1 victory. Here are five things we learned from the match.

1 – LIFE IS FUTILE

Sometimes it takes watching two teams battle it out in a meaningless match for the futility of life to hit home. None of this really means anything in the grand scheme of things. Time passes, people die, pets pass on, money gets spent. Treat your families well, work hard and love one another.

2 – SOMETIMES THE REAL TROPHY IS IN OUR HEARTS

The reaction of the San Jose players upon losing match to United proves that it’s not always about trophies. Those players have each other, and that’s the real prize. Trinkets last for a while, friendship lasts forever.

3 – MAYBE ONE DAY PER WEEK WITHOUT MEAT ISN’T A BAD IDEA

As we watch the Manchester United players regain fitness and match sharpness it’s hard not to come to the realisation that perhaps going vegetarian for even one day a week isn’t actually a bad idea. It doesn’t mean you have to dive in all the way but a salad, imaginatively prepared, can be just as good as a burger. It gives your insides a day off too.

4 – LOVE ISN’T GOING TO FIND YOU, YOU MUST FIND LOVE

Sometimes it’s easy to think that everyone gets a fairytale love story in their lives. But fortune favours the brave. Don’t sit back and wait for love. Like Memphis, working hard to make a claim for a starting place this season, we all must work to find our soulmate.

5 – MAYBE YOU SHOULD CALL YOUR MOTHER

It’s been a while since you two spoke and usually you don’t think about it. That is, until Wayne Rooney labours his way through 45 minutes and you realise some things don’t change. Call your mother. She loves you, she gave birth to you and she raised you. It only takes a few minutes and it means the world to her.

What do you think? Are things looking good for United ahead of the new season? Does the cold, encroaching hand of time make this all irrelevant?

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