LANDOVER, MD, Sporting Alert — Manchester United will close out the tour of the U.S. with a game against Barcelona on Wednesday night and here is how you can watch live streaming and television coverage.
The English Premier League side has won all four of its previous games so far on the tour and manager Jose Mourinho will be hoping to close out the trip across the pond on a winning note against another quality opponent.
After wins over MLS outfits LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, Manchester United beat fellow Premier League rivals Manchester City and Real Madrid in the build up to this encounter.
“It is the best way to finish [this trip to the US],” he said at his press conference for the game.
“We started by playing against MLS teams which was a very good experience for us because they are in the middle of their competition.
“Then we got a good English team [Manchester City] and then Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“Real Madrid in the first half almost played their best team. Only Ramos and Ronaldo didn’t play. Now with Barcelona, it looks to me that everybody is here with a new manager and new players.
“So I think it is the best way to finish the pre-season, to play against the best players, the best teams, and it is an experience we want to live.”
Mourinho also hinted at how he plans to handle playing times.
He said: “Against Real Madrid I had players that played 90 minutes and the same against City. I also had players that played 75 or 60 or 45 and it will be more of the same.
“[Marouane] Fellaini and [Anthony] Martial played 90 minutes against Madrid so they won’t play 90 against Barcelona. I will do this kind of rotation with everyone again and I am going to play every player.
“I am not obsessed with the result. It’s more important to train well and give minutes to everybody. But we want to play and it is good for us.
“I know that we cannot play Barcelona in the Champions League group phase because we are in the same level for the draw so it is even better to play now.”
Meanwhile, Barcelona are coming off a 2-1 victory over Juventus over the weekend and new manager Ernesto Valverde is hoping his team will build on that performance.
Manchester United have looked solid thus far in the pre-season fixtures this summer, but the likes of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are sure to make life more uncomfortable for the Red Devils.