Get ready for the Club Friendly showdown between Manchester United and Athletic Club, featuring kick-off time, streaming options, and team updates.
Manchester United is heading to Dublin to conclude their pre-season preparations with a club friendly against La Liga contenders Athletic Club on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag’s squad will soon be facing Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on August 14, while Athletic Club is set to kick off their La Liga journey by hosting Real Madrid on August 12.
In the final stretch of their pre-season matches, Manchester United secured a victory against Lens with a score of 3-1, following earlier losses against teams like Wrexham, Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, Athletic Club recently drew 2-2 against Eibar in a friendly encounter.
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Man Utd vs Athletic Club Kick-off Time & Venue
The Club Friendly match between Manchester United and Athletic Club de Bilbao is scheduled for August 6, 2023, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
Rasmus Hojlund is likely to make his non-competitive club debut alongside key first-team players who didn’t start in the recent Lens victory, including Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, and Christian Eriksen.
Several players such as Dean Henderson, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo, and Kobbie Mainoo won’t be present in Dublin due to injuries. Academy prospects like Joe Hugill and Omari Forson might find a spot in the starting lineup.
Potential Man Utd XI: Heaton; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Fernandez; McTominay, Hannibal, Eriksen; Pellistri, Hugill, Forson
New signings Ruiz de Galarreta and Javier Marton could make appearances against Man Utd.
Manager Ernesto Valverde aims to provide sufficient playing time for his key players, considering their upcoming clash against Real Madrid. Players like Inaki Williams, Oihan Sancet, Nico Williams, and Mikel Vesga are expected to feature in the starting XI. Iker Muniain and Alex Berenguer might also get a chance.
Up front, the choice could be between Gorka Guruzeta and Asier Villalibre.
Potential Athletic Club XI: Simon; De Marcos, Vivian, Yeray, Yuri; Vesga, D. Garcia; I. Williams, Sancet, N. Williams; Guruzeta
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