Hugill also caught the eye as a second-half substitute against Leeds United in our first pre-season outing and scored the second goal in our 2-0 victory in Oslo.
Speaking to reporters in his press conference after the Real Madrid match in Houston, the United manager explained why the Reds duo are staying with the first-team group.
“We need the numbers in the coming days in training,” he said. “As you see, Fred is not here and also [Anthony] Elanga went back. We need the numbers for proper training to hit our targets and that’s the reason they are here.”