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Manchester United aim to defy manager Jose Mourinho's doubts in Premier League opener against Leicester
Mourinho has repeatedly called for more backing in the transfer market if United are to close the record 19-point gap they trailed Manchester City by last season despite finishing second in the table.
United's build-up to the new campaign has been dominated by manager Jose Mourinho's persistent grumbles over the strength of his squad.
The only arrivals at Old Trafford this summer have been Brazilian midfielder Fred, teenage full-back Diogo Dalot and backup goalkeeper Lee Grant.
Spain international Javi Martinez nodded in from a corner on 59 minutes as the German champions overcame a lacklustre display from Jose Mourinho's side.
Manchester United's roller-coaster pre-season ended in defeat on Sunday when Javi Martinez's second-half header earned Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory at the Allianz Arena.
United have won two of their five pre-season fixtures so far and will be keen to make a quick start in their quest to win silverware this season.
Bookmakers are now taking bets on Mourinho becoming the first Premier League manager to be sacked or leave his post this season.
United have struggled to impress in pre-season with a patchy squad that has been depleted through injuries and key players resting after the World Cup in Russia.
United's failure to bolster their resources and the absence of several key first team players following the World Cup has forced Mourinho to field several untested youngsters during the US tour.
Liverpool have spent heavily this year as they attempt to close the gap on champions Manchester City, splashing out more than 200 million pounds.