Jose Mourinho giving instructions to his players.

Early team news: Bayern Munich v United

Manchester United conclude pre-season with a mouthwatering clash against German champions Bayern Munich on Sunday evening.

The game will be played at Bayern’s Allianz Arena in Munich and kicks off at 19:15 BST (20:15 local time), live on MUTV (UK/IRE only).

Jose Mourinho will be using the friendly as a final opportunity to prepare for the Reds' opening game of the Premier League season, which takes place against Leicester City at Old Trafford next Friday night. 

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The boss has been boosted by the return of some of United’s World Cup stars for the trip to Germany.

A final decision needs to be made on their availabilty, following the squad's arrival back from Tour 2018, presented by Aon, in the United States. 

Jose will be hoping to hand out more vital playing time ahead of the Leicester game. 
David De Gea and Fred will also be looking to get some more minutes under their belts, having had little involvement so far in pre-season due to their World Cup commitments with Spain and Brazil respectively. The pair started the Reds' 2-1 win over Real Madrid in Miami on Tuesday night and are expected to feature against Bayern. 

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Romelu Lukaku and three other senior players will train with the squad on its return from the US.

Antonio Valencia is still missing with a calf injury, while Nemanja Matic is also likely to remain sidelined.

New signing Diogo Dalot is also ruled out, and it remains to be seen if Chris Smalling will be involved after missing the last two pre-season matches. 

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Like United, Bayern have competed in the International Champions Cup during pre-season. The German side started with a 3-1 victory against Paris Saint-Germain, which they then followed up with successive defeats to Juventus and Manchester City.

Surprisingly, only one Bayern player - Corentin Tolisso - made it beyond the last-16 stage of the World Cup, meaning new manager Niko Kovac is expected to have most of his first-team squad available for Sunday’s game. 

The former Croatia captain joined the club in the summer from Eintracht Frankfurt, ironically his first competitive opponents as Bayern boss in next week’s German Super Cup final, which is the equivalent of the Community Shield. 


The match will kick off at 19:15 BST on Sunday (20:15 CEST local time) and will be live on MUTV (UK/IRE only).