Pre-Season Friendly : Manchester United Vs Melbourne Victory Match Preview, Line Up, Match Info

Melbourne Victory vs. Manchester United - prediction, team news, lineups




Manchester United Will Continue Their Preparations For The 2022-23 Season With A Friendly Against Australia's Melbourne Victory On Friday.

The Red Devils Kicked Off Their Summer Tour With A 4-0 Win Over Bitter Rivals Liverpool On Tuesday And Will Now Take On The Side Who Finished Second In The A-league Men Last Term.

Melbourne Victory Are Three-time A-league Men Champions, Last Lifting The Trophy In 2015, While They Finished Second In Their Home Table Last Term, Just A Point Behind Melbourne City.

The Boys In Blue Confirmed The Signing Of Former Man United Striker Nani On Tuesday, With The Portuguese Bidding To Feature Against The 20-time English Champions. Tony Popovic's Side Have Been Busy This Summer With The Arrivals Of Tomi Juric, Paulo Izzo And George Timotheou Among Those Set To Arrive At The Club Ahead Of The New Campaign. The 2022-23 Men's A-league Season Does Not Actually Start Until October 7, While It Will Be Interrupted In Mid-november Due To The 2022 World Cup.

As Well As Nani, Victory Have Another Portuguese In Their Ranks In Roderick Miranda, With The Former Wolverhampton Wanderers Centre-back Expected To Vice-captain The Australian Side And The 31-year-old. In Friday's Preseason Game Against The Red Devils.

Man United Got Their Pre-season Off To The Perfect Start On Tuesday 

As Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial And Facundo Pellistri Found The Back Of The Net In A 4-0 Win Over Liverpool. New Head Coach Erik Ten Hag Insisted He Would Not Read Too Much Into The Result, But The Dutchman Was Pleased With The Performance Of His Players And The Team Have Now Landed In Australia For Three Games Against Victory, Crystal Palace And Aston. Fairy.The Red Devils Will Then Return To Europe At The End Of The Month For Their Final Two Summer Friendlies Against Atletico Madrid And Rayo Vallecano On Back-to-back Days Before They Begin Their 2022-23 Premier League Campaign At Home To Brighton. & Hove Albion On 7th August.

Despite Constant Speculation Surrounding A Number Of Players, Tyrell Malacia Is The Team's Only Summer Signing So Far And The Netherlands International Made His Debut Off The Bench Against Liverpool.

The 2021-22 Campaign Was A Huge Disappointment For Man United

With The Team Finishing Sixth In The Premier League Table, But Early Reports On Ten Hag Have Been Largely Positive And The English Giants Should Spring A Surprise After A Superb Performance Against Jurgen Klopp. Lateral. Nani Has Revealed He Is Desperate To Face His Former Club On Friday, But The Portuguese Will Have To Prove His Fitness To Head Coach Popovic And Could Get A Late Cameo Here. "as A Player, I Always Want To Play, So If (popovic) Gives Me Five Minutes, I'll Be Ready. I'd Like To... But I've Just Arrived In The Country, It's A Long Flight, The Body Has To Be Ready To Compete," Nani Said After Completing His Transfer .

Popovic Will Be Looking To Get The Most Out Of His Squad And Look At The Club's Recent Signings, With Juric, Noah Smith And Timotheou Could All Win. Nick D'agostino Was The Team's Top 10 Goalscorer In The Men's A-league Last Term And The 23-year-old Is Also Expected To Feature In The Final Third Of The Field.

As For Man United, Club Captain Harry Maguire Did Not Start Against Liverpool Due To A Slight Knock But Is Expected To Be In The Starting Xi On Friday.

Head Coach Ten Hag Will Shuffle His Pack From The Side That Took The Field At The First Whistle On Tuesday, With Malacia, Donny Van De Beek And Anthony Elanga Set To Start From Scratch.

Martial Could Come Through The Middle Again, While Bruno Fernandes Should Also Keep His Place, With Forays From The Bench Likely To Come For The Likes Of Pellistri, Charlie Savage And Zidane Iqbal. David De Gea Picked Up A Slight Knock Against Liverpool And Could Now Be Replaced Between The Sticks By Tom Heaton, While Hannibal Mejbri Will Be Hoping To Come Into His Own After Not Being Used Last Time Out. However, There Will Be No Axel Tuanzebe For The 20-time England Champions As The Centre-back Did Not Travel To Australia With His Team-mates Due To A Personal Issue.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Who Seemingly Failed In His Attempts To Leave Man United This Summer, Is Also Still Missing From The Ten Hag Squad Due To A Family Matter.


Melbourne Victory possible starting lineup:

Acton; Geria, Roderick, Timotheou, N Smith; Barnett, Brimmer, Broxham, Brillante; D'Agostino, Juric

Manchester United possible starting lineup:

Heaton; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Malacia; Van de Beek, Fred, Fernandes; Elanga, Martial, Sancho

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