Erik ten Hag will take charge of his first match at Old Trafford when Manchester United host La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.
The Red Devils kick off a bumper weekend with a friendly against Atletico Madrid in Norway, before returning to England to round off their fruitful pre-season preparations.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Rayo’s visit…
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This will be the first meeting between Man Utd and Rayo Vallecano.
How Man Utd line up will likely be determined by which players feature heavily against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Brandon Williams and Scott McTominay are likely to return to training until next week at the earliest, while Raphael Varane could return after picking up a knock in Australia.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to miss Man Utd’s final pre-season games as he continues to search for a move away, though new signings Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez could be involved.
Man Utd predicted lineup vs Rayo Vallecano
(4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Malacia; Fred, Van de Beek; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Rayo manager Andoni Iraola – who won on his last visit to Old Trafford as a player with Athletic Club in 2012 – is not believed to have any injury concerns.
Former Man Utd forwards Bebe and Radamel Falcao are in line to start.
Rayo Vallecano predicted lineup vs Man Utd
(4-2-3-1): Lopez; Balliu, Suarez, Catena, F. Garcia; Lopez, Valentin; Bebe, Nteka, A. Garcia; Falcao
Man Utd have had a stellar pre-season so far, and Ten Hag will want to make an impression on his first outing at Old Trafford.
Rayo Vallecano are a decent side and won’t be pushovers, but the Red Devils have shown enough progress this summer to convince us that they’ll be leaving the stadium Sunday evening with hope for the future.
Prediction: Man Utd 4-1 Rayo Vallecano