Quick Bit: Manchester United will play in Melbourne for the first time since 1999 when they face A-League Men outfit Melbourne Victory on Friday.

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Manchester United will play in Melbourne for the first time since 1999 when they face A-League Men outfit Melbourne Victory on Friday.

Close to 100,000 fans are expected to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground with United to play the first match of their 2022 pre-season tour of Australia.

The Red Devils are coming off a dominant 4-0 friendly win over Liverpool in Thailand, so expectations will be high for Erik ten Hag’s side.

When and where is Melbourne Victory vs. Manchester United taking place?

The game will kick off at 8:05 pm local time (11:05 am BST) on Friday, July 15, and will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, located in Melbourne, Australia.

Date
Time
Stadium
Friday, July 15
20:05 (local and AEST), 11:05 (BST)
Melbourne Cricket Ground

How to watch Melbourne Victory vs. Manchester United

The game will be shown globally on MUTV, which requires a subscription.

For Australian fans, the match will be broadcast on Channel 10/10 Play.

UK
USA
Canada
Australia
Date
Fri, July 15
Fri, July 15
Fri, July 15
Fri, July 15
Time
11:05 BST
06:05 ET
06:05 ET
20:05 AEST
TV channel
MUTV


Channel 10
Streaming
MUTV
MUTV
MUTV
10 Play/MUTV

Which players could feature in Melbourne Victory vs. Manchester United?

United are set to be without Cristiano Ronaldo in Melbourne, with the Portuguese superstar not travelling with the team, citing family reasons.

However, there will still be plenty of high-profile players on display. Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane are some of the big names likely to feature for United.

Eyes will also be on new signing Tyrell Malacia, with the young left-back joining the Red Devils from Feyenoord this transfer window.

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Melbourne Victory, on the other hand, are yet to publicly announce their squad for the match.

New signing Nani is unlikely to feature, but the majority of last year’s A-League Men squad are back in training.

Melbourne Victory squad

TBC

Manchester United squad

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Tom Heaton, Nathan Bishop, Matej Kovar

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Ethan Laird, Axel Tuanzebe, Raphael Varane, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ethan Laird, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia

Midfielders: Amad Diallo, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Hannibal Mejbri, Facundo Pellistri, Charlie Savage, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, James Garner, Zidane Iqbal

Wingers/Forwards: Jadon Sancho, Anthony Elanga, Alejandro Garnacho, Tahith Chong, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial

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