Real Madrid will lock horns with Manchester United in a highly-anticipated pre-season 2023 friendly at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Real Madrid vs Manchester United pre-season friendly will start at 6:00 AM IST on Thursday, July 27.

Under manager Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid started their pre-season 2023 with an impressive win over Serie A giants AC Milan at the Rose Bowl in California. Los Blancos came from 0-2 down to beat Milan 3-2 in their Soccer Champions Tour 2023 opener.

For the 14-time Champions League winners, Federico Valverde netted a brace before Brazilian winger Vinícius Júnior scored the winner in the 84th minute.

New summer signing Jude Bellingham was one of the standout players for Madrid, while Brahim Diaz and Joselu also made their debut for the Spanish outfit.

On the other hand, Manchester United will play their fifth pre-season 2023-24 game against Madrid on Thursday.

Manchester United head into the mouth-watering pre-season clash after defeating Premier League rivals Arsenal 2-0 in their third pre-season fixture at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho scored the goals for the Red Devils in a morale-boosting victory. United also pipped Arsenal 5-3 in a post-game shoot-out. 

Manchester United have also beaten Lyon (1-0) and Leeds United (2-0) in their pre-season 2023-24 encounters so far. They are also scheduled to clash versus Wrexham on Wednesday, July 26.

Real Madrid vs Manchester United head-to-head

Real Madrid have a superior head-to-head record against Manchester United in official European fixtures. Madrid have registered five victories, while United have secured two wins. Four matches have ended in draws.

The two European football giants last faced each other in the United States in 2014. United beat Madrid 3-1 in an International Champions Cup fixture at Michigan Stadium.

Real Madrid squad vs Manchester United

Goalkeepers:  Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Lucas Cañizares, Luis López

Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Odriozola, Vazquez, Fran Garcia, Rudiger, Mendy

Midfielders: Bellingham, Kroos, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Tchouameni, Guler, Paz

Forwards: Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Joselu, Diaz

Manchester United squad vs Real Madrid

Goalkeepers: Andre Onana, Nathan Bishop, Tom Heaton, Dean Henderson, Radek Vitek

Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Alvaro Fernandez, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams

Midfielders: Amad, Antony, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Dan Gore, Hannibal, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay, Mason Mount, Facundo Pellistri, Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek

Forwards: Anthony Elanga, Omari Forson, Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford

Where to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester United pre-season friendly live in India?

Live streaming of Real Madrid vs Manchester United pre-season friendly will be available on MUTV, United app and website.

There will be no live telecast of Real Madrid vs Manchester United pre-season friendly on any TV channel in India.

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