Manchester United continue their pre-season tour as they face Real Madrid is Houston at the NRG Stadium.

The game will kick off at 1:30am in the UK, live on MUTV which means many fans will be stay up once again to watch the Red Devils.

The game comes less than 24 hours after United fell to Wrexham in a 3-1 defeat albeit with a heavy emphasis on youth players.

With the senior team set to be lined out to face Los Blancos, Erik ten Hag will be heavily expectant of another solid performance akin to the Arsenal win.

It also presents an opportunity for Andre Onana to make his debut for United between the sticks following his £43.9m move from Inter Milan.

Manchester United Pre-Season Training Session
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Manchester United predicted line-up

We fully expect the long awaited debut of Onana to occur here as he has been training with the team for nearly a week. This will likely come at the expense of Tom Heaton but Onana should play the full 90 minutes.

In defence, we expect an unchanged listing with Aaron Wan-Bissaka getting the nod ahead of Diogo Dalot on the right and Luke Shaw at the left-back.

Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez will play at centre-back where we expect they will play a substantial part of the game as this will be their fourth game back.

In midfield Kobbie Mainoo could unluckily be replaced by Casemiro who would relish the chance to face his former side.

Then in either of the other midfield positions we would expect Mason Mount and Bruno Fernandes to play as they continue to build chemistry.

In attack, we see Antony on the right with Marcus Rashford starting on the left along with Jadon Sancho who could continue in the false 9 role he has been making his own.

The line-up is arguably Ten Hag’s strongest and with only a few games left before the start of the season, it is time to start putting it into action.

Predicted line-up: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Mount, Casemiro, Bruno; Antony, Sancho, Rashford.

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