SHANGHAI, China, Sporting Alert – Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund starting lineups and teams news for the International Champions Cup clash at the Shanghai Stadium in China on Friday.
And has promised, manager Jose Mourinho, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are the starting centre-backs, while Luke Shaw also plays in the back four for Manchester United.
Antonio Valencia, who will captain the side today with Wayne Rooney still out, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata also start in this game, so too does Memphis Depay and Jesse Lingard.
Mourinho has decided to play Memphis in a more central role it seems, as he looks to rebuild the Dutchman’s confidence.
Adan Januzaj, Sergio Romero, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford are among the substitutes today.
Among the starters today for the German side is former Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa, while English Premier League targeted forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the attack for Dortmund
Meanwhile, former Borussia forward Mkhitaryan, who moved to Old Trafford from the German side this summer will take on his ex-employers for the first time since leaving and Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel says he’s looking forward to facing the Armenian international.
“Micki is and remains a champion,” Tuchel said. “I’m looking forward to seeing him.”
Looking forward to the upcoming game vs Borussia Dortmund. Will be great to see so many familiar faces in Shanghai!” pic.twitter.com/fIiYF0U2zk
— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) July 21, 2016
Mkhitaryan says he’s also looking forward to seeing old friends and facing his old club.
“Looking forward to the upcoming game vs Borussia Dortmund,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “Will be great to see so many familiar faces in Shanghai!”
Manchester United XI: Johnstone, Bailly, Jones, Shaw, Blind, Valencia, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Memphis. Subs: Romero, McNair, Rojo, Tuanzebe, Januzaj, Pereira, Young, Keane, Rashford.
Borussia Dortmund XI: Weidenfeller, Bender, Dembélé, Rode, Ramos, Kagawa, Sokratis, Castro, Schmelzer, Passlack, Aubameyang