Ubuntu VMware Tools install with apt-get are recommended to get access to all the features in Ubuntu when virtualizing with VMware. It seems that the tools are installed by default on Ubuntu 18.04.
To verify that the tools are installed and are of the newest version, just run the install command.
For desktop install:
apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop
For server and headless installations:
apt-get install open-vm-tools
More info on the Ubuntu help pages
Thomas Krenn has an in-depth article with useful references