Manchester United vs. Rayo Vallecano: Squads as Cristiano Ronaldo prepares for Old Trafford friendly

Manchester United vs. Rayo Vallecano: Squads as Cristiano Ronaldo prepares for Old Trafford friendly

Manchester United’s 2022/23 preseason campaign concludes on July 31 at home against Rayo Vallecano of Spain.

Erik ten Hag’s men have had a successful summer under their new manager, with victories over Liverpool, Melbourne Victory, and Crystal Palace in Thailand and Australia, though they were defeated 1-0 by Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Rayo Vallecano’s visit to Old Trafford is United’s final warm-up game before the start of the season on August 7 at home against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to the Manchester United squad, despite speculation about his future at the club. The Portugal international has not played in preseason since telling the club he wants to leave.

When and where is Man United vs. Rayo Vallecano taking place?

United play host to Rayo at Old Trafford in Manchester, UK. It kicks off at 4 p.m. BST on Sunday, July 31.

How to watch Man United vs. Rayo Vallecano

UK USA Canada Australia
Date Sunday, July 31 Sunday, July 31 Sunday, July 31 Monday, August 1
Time 16:00 BST 11:00 ET 11:00 ET 01:00 AEST
TV channel MUTV MUTV MUTV MUTV
Streaming MUTV web/app MUTV web/app MUTV web/app MUTV web/app

The match will be televised and streamed exclusively by Manchester United’s official channel, MUTV.

Subscriptions cost £7.99 ($9.66) a month or £29.99 ($36.24) a year.

Manchester United vs. Rayo Vallecano lineups

Ten Hag immediately restored Ronaldo to the starting lineup, despite the demands of two games in 24 hours, which necessitated major lineup changes.

Lisandro Martinez did not play against Atletico Madrid and makes his debut alongside Tahith Chong and James Garner.

Manchester United starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Heaton (GK) — Laird, Varane, Martinez, Telles — Garner, Chong — Eriksen, van de Beek, Garancho — Ronaldo

Manchester United subs (12): Bishop (GK), Kovar (GK), Bailly, Fish, Wellens, Hannibal, Hanson, Iqbal, Savage, Amad, McNeill, Shoretire

Former United star Radamel Falcao starts against his old side with manager Andoni Iraola opting for a strong XI in Manchester.

Rayo Vallecano starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Dimitrievski (GK) — F. Garcia, Suarez, Catena, Balliu — Ciss, A. Garcia — U. Lopez, Trejo, Palazon — Falcao

Rayo Vallecano subs (10): D. Lopez (GK), Maras, Comesana, Nteka, Salvi, Moreno, Pozo, Valentin, Munoz, Mendez

Man United in Premier League 2022/23: TV channels, live streams

UK USA Canada Australia
TV channel Sky Sports, BT Sport USA Network, Telemundo, Universo
Streaming NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime fuboTV, Peacock fuboTV Optus Sport

UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.

 

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