United's key dates in June and July

Wednesday 01 June 2022 07:00

June and July are typically months where the cut and thrust of the footballing season quietens down a touch, but this year players and staff hardly have chance to sit back and relax before preparations for next term crank up again.

Some of our players are currently on international duty - some until mid-June - while new manager Erik ten Hag has already announced that Reds who aren't involved with their countries will return for pre-season at the end of June.

As we gear up for a new season filled with optimism and a fresh approach, here is your one-stop guide to the next two months.

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June begins with international duty for many Reds, with World Cup qualifiers, international friendlies, and UEFA Nations League matches to be played.

Scott McTominay’s Scotland play Ukraine in UEFA's one outstanding World Cup play-off semi-final, with the winner facing a Wales - whose squad may feature United's Dylan Levitt - in the final.

Nations League fixtures will be played from 1 June to 14 June, while there are also a host of international friendlies scheduled.

Many Reds are expected to be representing their countries in these matches and we will be keeping you up to date with how they get on.


The English transfer window is set to open on Friday 10 June, meaning that from this date Premier League sides will be able to add to their squads ahead of the new season.

The window will remain open past the beginning of the Premier League season (Saturday 6 August), closing at 23:00 BST on 1 September.

Excitingly, we've not got long to wait before finding out who we will kick off against next season: the 2022/23 Premier League fixture schedule will be released on Thursday 16 June 2022 at 09:00 BST.

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Ten Hag confirmed in his exclusive interview with MUTV last month that players who do not go away on international duty are expected back at Carrington for pre-season training on Monday 27 June. Those who do represent their country at the beginning of June will join at a slightly later date.

The first training session will be an opportunity for fans to spot any potential new additions the Dutchman has made to his squad, while also getting an early idea of how Ten Hag plans to prepare his side for the new season.

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Erik has revealed when the first group of United players are due back at Carrington, following the summer break.

TOUR 2022

In early July, the Reds embark on a run of pre-season fixtures in Bangkok, Melbourne, and Perth - our first international tour for three years!

Ten Hag’s side kick off Tour 2022 with a clash against historic rivals Liverpool in Bangkok on 12 July (14:00 BST) and three days later, we will take on Melbourne Victory at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (11:05 BST)

The Reds conclude our time in Melbourne by playing Crystal Palace on 19 July and kick-off for this one is set for 11:10 BST.

Before United head back to Europe, Ten Hag’s side face a clash with fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in Perth, a city we visited in 2019, on 23 July. 

Every Tour game will be shown live on MUTV*, and fans can follow all things pre-season, including team news, exclusive content, matchday build-up and more, on the Manchester United App.

*MUTV live coverage not available in Thailand and Australia due to domestic broadcast rights.


We recently announced that the Reds will play Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday 30 July, exactly a week before the start of the new Premier League season.

The last time we played in Ullevaal Stadium was in 2019, while United will want to avenge our Champions League defeat against Diego Simeone’s side from last season.

Kick-off is set for 13:00 BST, and the match will also be shown live on MUTV, excluding Scandinavia and Spain, where it will be shown by a local broadcaster.