Erik Ten Hag is set to choose a strong starting lineup against Diego Simeone’s side, with United’s Premier League season opener against Brighton at home just days away.
New signees Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen have been involved in training sessions and could see action, however, it’s difficult to predict how extensively they will be involved given that they have only recently joined.
It’s tough to imagine Cristiano Ronaldo playing despite his return to Carrington, and the lineup will most likely mirror the one Ten Hag selects next Sunday at Old Trafford.
While all of the typical preseason game caveats apply, United has shown positive indications under new management thus far, and Atletico, regardless of the context of the game, will most certainly present a tough test.
Man United’s expected starting lineup is as follows: De Gea; Dalot, Martinez, Maguire, Malacia; Fred, McTominay; Fernandes, Sancho, Martial, and Rashford.