Manchester United begin the Australian leg of their 2022-23 pre-season schedule with a match against Melbourne Victory at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium on Friday. The match will start at 3:35 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
MUFC’s 2022-23 pre-season began on a positive note, as they beat Liverpool by 4-0 at Bangkok on Tuesday, July 13. In doing so, they claimed the Bangkok Centenary Cup and the first piece of silverware under new head coach Erik ten Hag.
Summer signing Tyrell Malacia made his debut for the Red Devils as a second-half substitute for Luke Shaw.
Manchester United’s opponents, Melbourne Victory, are a three-time A-League Men’s champion and runners-up from the previous campaign. The Australian team recently announced the signing of former United fan-favourite Luis Nani on a two-year contract.
Nani’s arrival follows the likes of Tomi Juric, Paul Izzo and George Timotheou who joined Victory as part of their summer transfer window spending spree.
Manchester United’s last visit to Australia was back in 2019. The Red Devils registered victories over Perth Glory (2-0) and Leeds United (4-0).
Manchester United squad vs Melbourne Victory
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Tom Heaton, Nathan Bishop, Matej Kovar
Defenders: Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Ethan Laird, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Midfielders: Amad Diallo, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, James Garner, Hannibal, Zidane Iqbal, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Charlie Savage, Donny van de Beek
Forwards: Tahith Chong, Anthony Elanga, Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho
Where to watch Melbourne Victory vs Manchester United pre-season friendly live in India?
Live streaming of Melbourne Victory 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 Melbourne Victory vs Manchester United pre-season friendly on any TV channel in India.
Featured photo: AFP / JACK TAYLOR