Manchester United to face Atletico Madrid in pre-season friendly


Manchester United will face Atletico Madrid in Oslo as part of their preparations for the new season, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Manchester United confirm pre-season friendly with Atletico Madrid (Reuters Photo)

Manchester United confirm pre-season friendly with Atletico Madrid (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Manchester United will face Atletico Madrid in Oslo
  • Prior to their friendly against Atletico, United will face Liverpool in Thailand on July 12
  • Manchester United v Atletico Madrid will also be shown live on MUTV

Manchester United on Thursday confirmed that they are set to play Atletico Madrid for a pre-season match before the start of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign. The two sides, who met in the Champions League round of 16 earlier this season, with Atletico winning 2-1 on aggregate, are to play at the Ullevaal Stadium on July 30.

“Pre-season is such an important part of the squad’s preparations for the season ahead. Our players and coaching staff will be relishing the opportunity to play against such a high-caliber opponent in Atletico Madrid, as well as the chance to perform in front of a full stadium of passionate Norwegian fans,” Manchester United’s football director, John Murtough, said.

“Manchester United has a deep and longstanding relationship with Norway and we are delighted to be returning to play at the Ullevaal Stadium this summer. Our visit will coincide with the 40th anniversary of our official Norwegian supporters’ club, reflecting the strength of support we have in the country. We know that both our locally-based and traveling fans will provide a great reception for the team,” Manchester United’s chief operating officer, Collette Roche, said.

Manchester United v Atletico Madrid will also be shown live on MUTV, excluding Scandinavia and Spain, where it will be shown by a local broadcaster.

Prior to their friendly against Atletico, United will face Liverpool in Thailand on July 12 before flying to Australia to play A-League team Melbourne Victory on July 15 and Crystal Palace four days later. United finished sixth last season with 58 points – their lowest tally in the Premier League era – while Atletico Madrid were third in LaLiga.



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