How to watch and follow United v Wrexham

Tuesday 25 July 2023 09:24

Manchester United's second game of Tour 2023 in the USA is a fascinating clash with Wrexham.

Now a League Two side, the Red Dragons have garnered much attention over the past couple of years due to the Welsh club being taken over by Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.

A youthful United side is to do battle with Wrexham at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego on Wednesday (03:30 BST), as the wider squad steps up preparations for the 2023/24 season.

Ahead of what is sure to be an interesting clash, here's the lowdown on what to expect and how you can follow all the action...


Our clash with Wrexham will take place on 26 July, with kick-off at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego set for 03:30 BST.

Remember, MUTV is the only place to watch all eight of our pre-season fixtures this summer. 

You can see United v Wrexham live on MUTV via the club channel, our United App and, with exclusive access to the manager and players.

The Full 90 match replay and highlights videos will also be available via MUTV on-demand..


A young team made up primarily of Academy players is expected to line up against Wrexham, in a match that will give them plenty of experience against a team from League Two.

Veteran defender Jonny Evans, who recently signed a short-term deal at the club where he won three Premier League titles, is also among those in contention for the match against our Welsh opposition. 

United will however be without Ethan Laird, Zidane Iqbal, Bjorn Hardley and Charlie Savage, following the quartet's departures from the Reds this summer.

Former United goalkeeper Ben Foster, 40, has committed to Wrexham for another season following his short-term stay last term, after being persuaded out of retirement by the Red Dragons to assist in their push for the National League title.

Prolific striker Paul Mullin, goalkeeper Mark Howard and defender Anthony Forde have also signed contract extensions.

United and Wrexham: The key connections


The upcoming clash in San Diego evokes memories of brushes with the Welsh side in the past.


United and Wrexham have met five times in the past, with the last match between the sides taking place back in 1995. United got the better of our Welsh counterparts on that occasion, as with the previous four, by defeating them 5-2 at Old Trafford.

Perhaps the most famous clashes between the teams came in 1990, when United and Wrexham locked horns in the second round of the European Cup-Winners' Cup. We overcame the Welsh side 3-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford, before winning 2-0 in the second, ultimately advancing 5-0 on aggregate. Club legend Steve Bruce notched in both legs, and United would go all the way to lift the trophy that season.

United’s record vs Wrexham

Games played: 5
United wins:5
Draws: 0
Wrexham wins: 0
United goals:17
Wrexham goals: 2 

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