Twenty-time English champions Manchester United will begin their pre-season 2023 tour in Norway against Leeds United on Wednesday, July 12.

After finishing third in the Premier League last season, the Red Devils will be eager to kick on and close the gap to their crosstown rivals Manchester City, who have won the league title in four of the last five seasons.

Soon after their opening per-season game against Leeds, United under the tutelage of Dutchman Erik ten Hag will travel to Scotland and face Lyon on Wednesday, July 19.

Following their visits to Norway and Scotland, United will kickstart their pre-season tour of the United States.

Their first game in the United States will see them take on Premier League rivals Arsenal in New Jersey on Saturday, July 22.

The Red Devils will be in action once again three days later when they will square off against newly promoted League Two outfit Wrexham in San Diego on  Wednesday, July 26.

Next up for United during their 2023 pre-season tour is a high-profile friendly against Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid. This encounter between two of club football’s most successful teams will happen in Texas on Thursday, July 27.

The Red Devils’ last pre-seson match in the United States is slated to take place in Las Vegas on Monday, July 31 against German giants Borussia Dortmund.

However, United’s pre-season 2023 doesn’t end with their last match in the United States against Dortmund.

After concluding their US tour, United are scheduled to return to the United Kingdom before travelling to Dublin to face Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, August 6 for their last match of the pre-season preparations.

As far as their squad composition is concerned, United have released the likes of Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, while David de Gea and Wout Weghorst are also among the expected departures.

Incomings, on the other hand, could see the likes of Mason Mount and goalkeeper Andre Onana join the squad before United start their pre-seson.

Manchester United pre-season 2023 schedule, fixtures, match start times and venues

All match times are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date



Time (IST)

Wednesday, July 12

Manchester United vs Leeds

Ullevaal Stadion

8:30 PM

Wednesday, July 19

Manchester United vs Lyon

BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

6:30 PM

Sunday, July 23

Manchester United vs Arsenal

MetLife Stadium, New Jersey

2:30 AM

Wednesday, July 26

Manchester United vs Wrexham

Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego

8:00 AM

Thursday, July 27

Manchester United vs Real Madrid

NGR Stadium, Houston

8:00 AM

Monday, July 31

Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

6:30 AM

Sunday, August 6

Manchester United vs Athletic Club

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

8:30 PM

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