CARDIFF, Wales, Sporting Alert — The starting teams for Manchester United against AC Milan in a preseason game here at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. you can watch live streaming on MUTV.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes three changes to the Manchester United side which beat Kristiansund 1-0 in Oslo on Tuesday, but goalkeeper David de Gea continues to captain the side.
In the final preseason game for United before the start of the new season, Solskjaer has opted to go with Marcos Rojo, Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata from the start.
Rojo comes in to replace Phil Jones at centre-back, Andreas is in for summer signing Dan James, who starts on the bench today, while Mata, who got the game-winner from the penalty spot on Tuesday, replaces Jesse Lingard.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford also start in the attack, while Scott McTominay plays again in midfield.
Among the absentees today for Manchester United are Paul Pogba, Matteo Darmian, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
Krzysztof Piatek, who is one of the players expected to cause some problems for Man United, as well as former Liverpool and Sunderland forward Fabio Borini, are among the starters today for AC Milan.
Manchester United have won all four of their preseason games so far, but will need to beat AC Milan by three goals if the English Premier League is to win the International Champions Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Speaks Before Kick-off
“Pre-season is about laying the foundations for the season and we’ve done really well. We’ve won five games but that’s not the point really; you want to lay some principles, how you want to play, fitness work — and we’ve looked sharper and sharper.
“Friendlies are friendlies but when it really matters and points are at stake, that’s when you see the real player. That’s when they have to go the extra mile, sacrifice your body for blocks or to sacrifice a broken nose to score a goal. That’s what it’s about and it’s been a long summer.”
AC MILAN TEAM
Starting XI: G. Donnarumma, Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez, Borini, Biglia, Calhanoglu, Suso, Castillejo, Piatek. Subs: A. Donnarumma, Reina, Conti, Gabbia, Strinic, Bonaventura, Brescianini, Krunic, Mionic, Leao, Maldini, Andre Silva.
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM
Starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, A. Pereira, Mata, Rashford, Martial. Subs: Romero, Grant, Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Young, Fred, Gomes, Lingard, James, Chong, Greenwood.