Quick Bit: Cristiano Ronaldo will make his preseason debut as Manchester United wrap up their 2022/23 tuneup campaign with a home test against La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.
Manchester United welcome Spanish side Rayo Vallecano to Old Trafford for their final preseason game ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
United have enjoyed a solid summer under new boss Erik ten Hag, with wins over Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in Thailand and Australia, before losing 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in Oslo on July 30.
Rayo’s visit to Manchester is Ten Hag’s final chance to assess his squad ahead of their campaign opener at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on August 7.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the United squad is the big pre-game story, despite speculation surrounding his future at the club, with the 37-year-old yet to feature in preseason.
Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary from Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs. Rayo Vallecano live score
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90 minutes to kickoff: Erik ten Hag will lead Man United for the first time at Old Trafford. If the good vibes he talks about below are to continue into next weekend’s Premier League debut, a good showing by his reserve side and perhaps a few goals for Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn’t hurt.
Manchester United vs. Rayo Vallecano lineups
Ten Hag will make a late call on whether to start Ronaldo, taking into account the demands of two games in 24 hours which will force major lineup changes. Lisandro Martinez did not feature against Atletico Madrid and is expected to make his debut, alongside young stars including Zidane Iqbal.
Manchester United projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Heaton (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Martinez, Williams — Savage, Iqbal — Chong, Mejbri, Diallo — Ronaldo
Manchester United subs (TBD): To be announced one hour prior to kickoff
Former United duo Bebe and Radamel Falcao are both expected to start against their old side with manager Andoni Iraola opting for a strong XI.
Rayo Vallecano projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Zidane (GK) — Garcia, Saveljich, Catena, Balliu — Suarez, Comesana — Bebe, Trejo, Palazon — Falcao
Rayo Vallecano subs (TBD): To be announced one hour prior to kickoff
Manchester United vs. Rayo Vallecano TV channel, live stream
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