Manchester United and Atletico Madrid square off in the former’s penultimate pre-season club friendly on Saturday, July 30 at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, Norway. The match will kick-off at 5:15 PM IST.
Erik ten Hag’s managerial start with Manchester United has been impressive. The Red Devils have won three and drawn one of their last four matches and the upcoming clash against Atletico Madrid could see two of their new signings, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen, both getting some much-needed minutes.
Atletico, on the other hand, have played only one club friendly which was against Numancia. Goals from Thomas Lemar, Angel Correa, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Mattheus Cunha were enough for the team to come out 4-0 winners.
For United, one can expect ten Hag to make several changes as the team plays two matches in the span of as many days. For now, however, the biggest question remains whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in any of those games.
He did return to Manchester on Tuesday, but that was reportedly to discuss his future with the team. Hence, one can expect him not to feature in this contest.
As far as Atletico are concerned, Joao Felix and Jose Maria Gimenez remain the only injury concerns. Furthermore, new signings Axel Witsel and Samuel Lino could make their debut for the Spanish team.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United head-to-head
The Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United head-to-head record is dominated by the former, who have won two of their four meetings. United, on the other hand, are yet to win a match against Atletico.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United probable playing XI
Atletico Madrid playing XI (probable): Jab Oblak (captain and goalkeeper); Daniel Wass, Felipe, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi; Marcos Llorente, Koke, Axel Witsel, Yannick Carrasco; Antoine Griezmann, Mattheus Cunha
Manchester United playing XI (probable): David de Gea (goalkeeper); Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire (captain), Luke Shaw; Fred, Donny van de Beek; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Elanga; Anthony Martial
Where to watch Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United pre-season friendly live in India?
Live streaming of the Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United pre-season friendly will be available on MUTV, the Red Devils’ official TV channel service.
There will be no live telecast of the Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United pre-season friendly on any TV channel in India.
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