How to watch United v Rayo Vallecano
Off the back of facing Atletico Madrid in Norway on Saturday, Manchester United will round off pre-season with a friendly at home to Rayo Vallecano.
The match will be Erik ten Hag’s first in the home dugout at Old Trafford, as our preparations continue for the new campaign.
Exactly seven days before our Premier League opener against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Theatre of Dreams, Sunday’s fixture provides the final opportunity for the manager to see his players in action before the big kick-off. The game will be shown live on the United App, ManUtd.com and MUTV.
It is also your first chance to see Erik’s Reds play at Old Trafford of course, and ahead of the game, here's all the key info you need to know...
HOW TO WATCH
A limited number of tickets are available for Sunday’s match at Old Trafford, which can be purchased here.
If you will not be watching from the stands, fear not, as the game will be broadcast live in your United App.
Just like all our other pre-season fixtures, MUTV will bring you exclusive coverage of the fixture, including pre-match build-up and post-match reaction either side of the 90 minutes, with the programme starting exactly an hour before the 16:00 BST kick-off.
Viewers will also have access to the short and extended match highlights before anyone else, as well as the full match replay. Visit MUTV now to ensure you’re fully signed up ahead of the game.
In the app, you will also be able to follow live updates, track in-game data and much more.
As the second of two games in two days for United, it is unknown how Ten Hag will choose to line-up for the matches, although it is expected that the majority of the Dutchman’s squad will get minutes across the weekend, including recent signings Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.
Sunday’s outing will be our final fixture before next weekend’s Premier League kick-off. The Reds face Brighton & Hove Albion in the first matchweek of the new season, at 14:00 BST on Sunday 7 August.
So far in pre-season, Ten Hag’s side have registered wins over Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace, while also drawing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last weekend in Perth. Sunday's home outing is preceded by a trip to Oslo to face Atletico Madrid, as the Reds conclude preparations for the new season.
Rayo Vallecano boast two former Reds in their ranks that could feature at Old Trafford on Sunday. Bebe and Radamel Falcao are both set to return to M16 with the Spanish side, managed by former Spain defender Adoni Iraola. Falcao scored four times during his season-long loan with United in 2014/15, while Bebe was a Red between 2010 and 2014, making seven appearances and netting twice.
VALLECANO’S PRE-SEASON SO FAR
The La Liga club have already played two matches in England this summer as they gear up for their campaign in Spain’s top flight. After kicking off their pre-season campaign away to Freiburg (3-0 loss) in Germany, they travelled over to English soil where they defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 and drew 2-2 with Birmingham City. A 2-1 win over fellow Spanish side Leganes back home precedes their trip to Old Trafford, which is their final game before they open the new league term away to Barcelona on Saturday 13 August.