Erik ten Hag’s team will take on Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford almost 24 hours later, hence the fans can expect to see a lot of rotation in the squad.
Manchester United are in for a really big test in the pre-season when they come up against Spanish side Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The game which will take place at Ullevaal Stadium, Norway, will be difficult to call with not much to separate both teams. In terms of preparations though, United are ahead of their opponents having played more friendlies. Nonetheless, Atletico are difficult to play on any given day. Besides, Erik ten Hag’s team will take on Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford almost 24 hours later, hence the fans can expect to see a lot of rotation in the squad.
|Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid||Key Details|
|Date||30 July, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||5:15 pm|
|Kickoff time England||12:45 pm|
|Kickoff time Norway||1:45 pm|
Last season was a forgettable one for Manchester United in every sense. They were poor from start to finish in almost every department. The sixth-place finish in the Premier League would have been difficult for their fans to digest. Nonetheless, they have responded well to those disappointments by showing good character in the pre-season till now. Meanwhile, Atletico finished third in La Liga following their good run of form in the second half of the campaign. They have played only one friendly this summer till now, which was a 4-0 success over Numancia on Wednesday.
Manchester United have signed Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez so far this summer. Malacia went with the team during their tour of Thailand and Australia, whereas Eriksen and Martinez made their unofficial debuts during a 4-1 win over Wrexham in a behind-closed-doors contest on Wednesday. They could be involved on Saturday too alongside Raphael Varane, who also played against Wrexham.
Besides, Scott McTominay could also play in this clash following his recent injury concerns. However, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss out on this match following a lot of speculation about his future. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have signed Nahuel Molina, Axel Witsel and Samuel Lino. It is not clear how many of the new signings will be involved on Saturday. Besides, Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata’s future at the club also seems to be in doubt with a lot of reports linking them with a move away from Wanda Metropolitano.
Manchester United possible line-up: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, van de Beek, Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford; Martial
Atletico Madrid possible line-up: Oblak, Wass, Gimenez, Savic, Lodi, Llorente, Koke, Witsel, Carrasco, Morata, Correa
The pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid will take place at Ullevaal Stadium on Saturday at 5:15 pm IST.
The live coverage of the upcoming friendly match between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid will be available on MUTV via the United App and ManUtd.com. Further details can be found on their official club website.