The final match between Manchester United and AC Milan is happening this Saturday 3rd of August in Cardiff, and Ole Gunnar is still considering his options.
According to the manager, Romelu Lukaku is expected to join the squad after resuming his training this week. The Belgian striker has not appeared in any of the ending pre-season matches because of the injury he sustained.
This is going to be last game for the Reds before they face the Blues in their first Premier League fixture of 2019/2020. The Reds are leading in the International Champions Cup (ICC) so far after smashing Inter Milan 1-0 and Tottenham 2-1 in the last week’s match. The players are optimistic and ready to beat AC Milan and lift the ICC cup for a second round.
Unfortunately, Alexis Sanchez still needs to go through check-ups on the injury he sustained in Chile during the Copa America games. Ole Gunnar also confirmed on Tuesday that the Ivory Coast defender, Eric Bailly is going to be away for four to five months because of his knee problem.
One of the stars expected to appear in Saturday’s game is Chris Smalling. This is because he is one of the two players who were present during the match against Kristiansund. The other player is midfielder Angel Gomes who could also be on the list for the final game.
As at now, 27 players have featured in pre-season for Manchester United, with Jesse Lingard, Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial appearing in the field more minutes than other players. To add on, these five stars played the first hour against Kristiansund, which brings their total minutes to 257 in the pre-season matches.
On the opponent’s side, AC Milan confirmed the transfer of their forward star, Partick Cutrone to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The players missing on the line-up will be Mattia Caldara who is recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury and Theo Hernandez who is still nursing a torn ankle ligament.
After losing to Benfica in the ICC league coach, Marco Giampaolo said that the team had worked well and he is impressed by their performance. He believes that the next games will help the players to improve on different areas of gaming.
Guide to ICC Finale Game
The International Champions Cup-ICC is a pre-season tournament which comprises of some of the world’s best teams. In 2019, twelve teams have competed, with each team playing three matches in some of the best stadiums in Europe, Asia and the United States of America. All games in ICC that end in a draw are determined by penalty kicks, where each team is awarded two points for a win on penalties and one point on shootouts. Here is a step by step guide to the match between the Reds and the Rossoneri at the Principality Stadium:
How to Buy Tickets
The tickets to the game can be bought on the club’s official website https://www.manutd.com/tour. Alternatively, you can watch this match live on MUTV starting from 17:30 BST.
About The Principality Stadium
The Reds have played several games in the Principality Stadium or Millennium Stadium, where they won thrice, drawn twice and lost thrice. The stadium has a total capacity of 74,500 and is the home of the Wales rugby union team. It was officially opened in 1999 to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Other significant events that have been organized in Wales include the Speedway Grand Prix and the 2017 Champions League final.
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