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Which teams will Manchester United face in pre-season? When will their preparations begin?

Which teams will Man United face in pre-season? When will their preparations begin?
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Manchester United will begin their pre-season with a clash against Rosenberg in Norway on July 15 and will also face Rangers ahead of their USA tour.

Manchester United will begin their pre-season with a clash against Rosenberg in Norway on July 15, the day after the final of the European Championship.

The Red Devils will then tackle Scottish giants Rangers on July 20, before heading to the United States for their summer tour, which will include matches against Arsenal in Los Angeles, Real Betis in San Diego and Liverpool in Columbia.

The 20-time English champions will then head back to the United Kingdom to prepare to face Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Eight of Man United's first-team squad are set to take part in Euro 2024, with Rasmus Hojlund, Christian Eriksen (both Denmark), Luke Shaw, Kobbie Mainoo (both England), Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes (both Portugal), Scott McTominay (Scotland) and Altay Bayindir (Turkey) at the competition.

Meanwhile, Tom Heaton, who remains in discussions with the club over a new contract, has been added to the England squad as a training goalkeeper.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag applauds the fans after the match on May 15, 2024© Reuters

Man United will return to action on July 15

Man United could also have three players at the Copa America, with Argentina duo Lisandro Martinez and Alejandro Garnacho potentially featuring, in addition to Uruguay's Facundo Pellistri.

Erik ten Hag, who will allegedly be staying as Man United manager this summer, recently revealed his plans for pre-season.

"We have a strong first-team squad there with players that can present themselves to the fans," Ten Hag told reporters towards the end of last season. "But especially to us. They have the levels to play in our team for next season.

"There will be a mix, with experienced players together with some young players. [The squad will be] as strong as possible but, of course, the players who go far in the Copa America and the Euros will not be involved.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring their first goal with Luke Shaw on January 28, 2024© Reuters

Man United will face Arsenal, Real Betis, Liverpool in the United States

"Pre-season is about preparing for the season and we have to make that our next step.

"It is one of the only times when you have the team together, and you can work in training on structures, the way of play, but also on certain standards around the team and that's very important to take this period and use it effectively.

"We will bring players like Kobbie, who was very unknown by that time, and now everyone knows him.

"So if you want to have the first glimpse of players - maybe new players or young players who are coming up through the Academy, then this is your opportunity."

Man United have not been in action since a 2-1 victory over Man City in the final of the FA Cup, which allowed them to secure a spot in the group stage of the 2024-25 Europa League.

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