‘The Special One’ has landed! Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United to Shanghai, as the Red Devils face off against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund on July 22 at 8am EST. It’s going to be an epic soccer friendly you can watch here by clicking for the live stream!
Now, this isn’t just ANY exhibition match. It’s a preseason tournament called The Champions Cup, which features Dortmund, United, and their cross-city rivals Manchester City. So, it may just be friendly season, but these teams are full of talent that are vying for first team spots next season.
The ONLY downside here is that a lot of the top talent, especially players that took part in Euro 2016 and the Copa America, won’t be playing. They’ve been given extra time off in preseason to rest their aching limbs after a tough summer of soccer.
However, there’s still a lot of players here that you will be very familiar with, who are top class players. So, you won’t see Wayne Rooney, who played for England in the Euros, but you will see United’s new signing Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw. He’s back after spending most of last season on the sidelines with a broken leg, and is raring to go.
There’s a lot of buzz around Manchester at the moment, with Jose at United and Pep Guardiola, his fierce rival at City. The bookmakers are already predicting these two teams will be at the top of the Premier League, fighting for the title. And if United seal the signing of Paul Pogba, that could very well happen.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Manchester United will win this preseason friendly? Does the result matter, or will it be all about finding the best tactics to make the team flourish next season? Tell us below!