Manchester United will play Rayo Vallecano at Outdated Trafford on July 31 to wrap off their preparations for the 2022-23 season.
The match would be the first house sport for brand spanking new head coach Erik ten Hag, and it’ll happen one week earlier than the beginning of the brand new Premier League season.
Man United will start their pre-season with a pleasant in opposition to Liverpool in Bangkok on July 12 earlier than heading to Australia on July 15 to face A-League membership Melbourne Victory, adopted by a match in opposition to fellow Premier League facet Crystal Palace on July 19, all of which shall be held in Melbourne.
The 20-time English winners will subsequent journey to Perth on July 23 to face Aston Villa on the Optus Stadium, adopted by a match in opposition to Spanish heavyweights Atletico Madrid on July 30, at some point earlier than the encounter in opposition to Rayo.
In consequence, Ten Hag will aggressively rotate his group for the matches on Saturday and Sunday as a way to get his gamers prepared for the upcoming season.
“Pre-season is all about preparation and it is a nice alternative for these squad members who might not have featured in a few of our earlier Tour and pre-season matches to get invaluable minutes on the pitch – and the place higher to do that than Outdated Trafford?” Man United soccer director John Murtough informed the membership’s official web site.
“This would be the new supervisor’s first match at Outdated Trafford, and I’m positive the followers will present him with a heat welcome.”
Man United will formally start pre-season coaching on June 27, in line with Ten Hag, albeit gamers who’re representing their nations this month won’t be a part of the membership till later.
The Pink Devils completed sixth within the Premier League final season, reaching the fourth spherical of the FA Cup, the third spherical of the EFL Cup, and the Champions League last-16 stage.
Former Pink Devils Bebe and Radamel Falcao are a part of Rayo’s first-team group, which completed twelfth in La Liga final season.
Man United won’t be within the Champions League subsequent season, however regardless of a dismal finale to the 2021-22 season, they’ve certified for the Europa League group stage.
Ten Hag is hoping so as to add some recent faces to his roster for the group’s pre-season begin subsequent month, with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, Ajax’s Jurrien Timber, and Antony, and Villarreal’s Pau Torres all related with strikes to Outdated Trafford.