Man Utd vs Rayo Vallecano: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & how to watch
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his preseason debut for the Red Devils.
Manchester United will play Rayo Vallecano at home just a little more than 24 hours after losing 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in Norway on Saturday. Erik ten Hag will sit in the dugout at Old Trafford for the first time since taking over as manager.
The Dutch manager wanted two close games in order to make his player’s match fit before the start of the Premier League season on August 7 against Brighton.
Meanwhile, Vallecano is coming off a 2-1 victory against longtime rivals Leganes. GOAL provides you with all of the information you need to see the action live on Sunday.
Manchester United team news and squad
Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to the Manchester United squad and is expected to play a role in the game against Vallecano. Despite the fact that his future remains uncertain, the Portuguese international affirmed on Friday that he will play against the Spanish side.
“He’ll be in the squad tomorrow. We’ll see how long he can keep playing “In addition to the squad update, Ten Hag commented on Ronaldo.
Due to the proximity of the two games, the Dutch tactician is expected to make multiple changes to the starting XI that faced Atletico.
“The players that played from the outset today will not play tomorrow. So we’ll have a different starting XI tomorrow. However, there are players who have come on who can start tomorrow “The coach agreed.
Christian Eriksen made an excellent debut in the 69th minute, and the Danish playmaker could be granted a start.
New signee Lisandro Martinez traveled to Oslo but was not used, and he might make his debut in front of the Old Trafford crowd, while Zidane Iqbal, a teenage sensation, is also expected to start. Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, and Luke Shaw did not travel with the club for the Atletico Madrid match but may feature in the last preseason friendly.
Rayo Vallecano team and squad news
Andoni Iraola, manager of Vallecano, has access to the entire squad. He will almost certainly deploy his strongest possible XI for this final friendly before the start of competitive action against Barcelona on August 13.
They played two games in England in July, defeating Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 and drawing 2-2 with Birmingham City.
Radamel Falcao and Bebe, both former Manchester United players, will return to Old Trafford and could make their debuts. Falcao scored four goals during his season-long loan at United in 2014/15, while Bebe played for the club from 2010 to 2014, appearing in seven games and scoring twice.