The first match of Manchester United’s pre-season tour of America is against Mexican club Club America, who they play on Friday (July 20, 07:30 IST).
This pre-season tour is a chance for players like Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, whose futures at Old Trafford remain in the balance, to impress Jose Mourinho ahead of the upcoming season. Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Andreas Pereira are also among the pre-season tour squad.
Alexis Sanchez, however, is one of the many high-profile names who hasn’t travelled to the US because of a visa issue. Mourinho has said that Nemanja Matic, David de Gea and new signing Fred will join the squad in America in the second week of their tour.
Club America vs Manchester United – how to watch
Fans in India can, unfortunately, not watch this match on TV, with none of the channels airing the same.
They can, however, tune into MUTV, Manchester United’s in-house TV station, for watching a live stream of the club’s first pre-season tour match.
The kick-off is at 7:30 AM in Indian Standard Time, with the match being played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
This match is followed by four other friendlies in the US: against San Jose Earthquakes (July 23), AC Milan (July 26), Liverpool (July 29), and Real Madrid (August 1).
United’s final pre-season match is against Bayern Munich at their stadium on August 5.
The Red Devils’ season officially starts on August 11 (in IST).