Friday, September 29, 2023

Manchester United vs Lyon LIVE: Date, kick-off time, team news and how to follow pre-season clash as Red Devils head to Scotland

Manchester United will continue their pre-season campaign as they face Ligue 1 side Lyon in Scotland this week. United beat Leeds 2-0 in their opening friendly on Wednesday, with Mason Mount making his first appearance in a Red Devils shirt. Mount played for the first time as a Man United player. Erik ten Hag was able to judge his £60million new signing for the first time while also assessing his younger players who could make an impact this season. And he will have plenty more opportunities to look over his squad with a clash against Lyon the final game before a tour of the USA begins.

Manchester United vs Lyon: How to follow
This friendly will be played on Wednesday, July 19. Kick-off at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland is scheduled for 2pm. The match will be broadcast live on MUTV. Fans can tune in to coverage of the game by subscribing to MUTV here.

Manchester United vs Lyon: Team news
Mount made his non-competitive debut in United’s opening friendly against Leeds in Oslo. The midfielder is likely to feature once again in this clash with an array of youngsters to be involved too. Academy prospects Noam Emeran and Joe Hugill both scored in a 2-0 win as plenty of players from all levels of the club got some minutes in their legs. First-team stars Jadon Sancho, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Aaron Wan-Bissaka all started the game before being replaced. Plus, Jonny Evans has signed a short-term contract allowing him to train and take part in pre-season games, so he could be involved.

Man United travelling squad
Goalkeepers: Nathan Bishop, Elyh Harrison, Matej Kovar
Defenders: Jonny Evans, Alvaro Fernandez, Will Fish, Marc Jurado, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams
Midfielders: Fred, Dan Gore, Hannibal, Isak Hansen-Aaroen, Kobbie Mainoo, Mason Mount, Donny van de Beek
Forwards: Amad Diallo, Antony, Noam Emeran, Omari Forson, Joe Hugill, Jadon Sancho

Manchester United vs Lyon: What has been said?
Speaking after his first appearance in a Man United shirt, Mount said: We’ve been working very hard [in training], so it’s good to now put it into practice and play on the pitch now. “That first week is mostly focused on getting the legs going again, getting the distance in the legs by running. “But we’ve definitely been working on a few tactics as well, coming into this game. “I’ve definitely got a great understanding of how the manager wants to work and how the boys play. “Obviously now it’s about using these games to work at it more and and putting it into practice when we get on the pitch. “It was a good start today, a good win. As I said, it’s important to get the minutes in the legs, but it’s important to win as well and that’s what we want to do this season.” “I really liked that role [deeper midfield] today,” he added. “Being able to drop in and get on the ball and start the play from a bit deeper, but also having that freedom to be able to get forward and get in the box.”

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Manchester United have kicked off their pre-season with a clash against Lyon at Murrayfield in Scotland.

The Red Devils will be playing their second match of the pre-season campaign and will be looking to build on the positive result they achieved against Perth Glory in their opening game.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are yet to lose a pre-season game in his reign as manager and a win against Lyon would be a great way to continue that record ahead of the upcoming campaigns.

The match is set to take place on Saturday, 22nd July at 3:00 PM BST.

United have a number of new faces in the squad, including Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who could all make their debut in the match.

Veteran keeper Lee Grant has been given the nod to play due to Solskjaer wanting David De Gea to have some rest, while options like Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Anders Herrera remain uncertain.

The match will be broadcast live on MUTV and viewers can also access the club’s official website or live streaming services for the game.

Defensive duo Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are still out due to injury, so fans can expect a number of United’s youth players to get some game time.

Manchester United have had a number of high-profile fixtures in the wake of the break for a new season and this match could be a key part of their pre-season preparation.

The clash is expected to be a close affair between two Champions League hopefuls and should be an intriguing matchup for passionate Red Devils fans.

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