Manchester United has started its preparation for the upcoming season and this afternoon at 13.00 BST the Mancunians will take the stage for their second friendly match.
Jose Mourinho’s men will take on German side Borussia Dortmund in China in what is their first match in the International Champions Cup.
Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund line-ups, predictions & live stream
Jose Mourinho has a full squad to his disposal. The only player still absent is new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish super striker has been granted extra time off and is preparing in Manchester for the new season on a personal program.
Mourinho’s other two signings, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, are expected to get playing time. For Mkhitaryan this will be the first time he will face his former employee, who also lost Hummels to Bayern Munich and Gundogan to Manchester City.
With the signing of Paul Pogba for a record fee on the cards, Mourinho is almost finished strengthen his squad.
Last chance for Mata, Lingard & Memphis Depay to impress new boss
As stated by Jose Mourinho at the start of the pre-season, every player gets a chance to prove his worth. Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Memphis Depay will have to impress to secure a stay with the Mancunians.
The expectation is that Mourinho will in particular use the first preparation matches to test these players. This would allow the Portugese to make fast decisions and leave the club enough time to off load the pllayers Mourinho doesn’t want to continue with.
Luke Shaw looking to reclaim his spot in starting-XI
For Luke Shaw the serie of preparation matches will offer him a good chance to return into the same shape as before his injury. So far Shaw has shown to have physically returned to his old self, now he has to get back into the rythm of playing on the highest level.
Jose Mourinho has already expressed his confidence in Luke Shaw stating he will be his first pick for the spot of left back. Hopefully Shaw can make a full return and solve Mourinho’s problems for this position.
Live Stream Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund
A live stream of the match between Manchster United and Borussia Dortmund can be watched on Bet365.
Follow the link, create and account and start watching. The stream can be can be watched on both laptop/desktop as on your mobile devices.