Erik ten Hag will be taking charge of his first Manchester United pre-season game in a months time.
The Dutch manager will be looking to use this time until the Premier League starts again in order to get his team into shape and prepare them for the football that he is going to implement.
This is also the first real pre-season that the club have had in three years, with last year’s one being heavily impacted by Euro 2020.
The details regarding all aspects of United’s first pre-season under new management are compiled below.
Pre-season start date
Erik ten Hag confirmed in his first interview as United manager that the squad will start their training on the 27th of June.
That is just over two weeks until the players rally together to start working on improving on a disastrous campaign last term.
However, with international fixtures being played until Tuesday the 14th, with many of United’s men competing in the Nations League, some of those will join up at a later date.
When international players will join up
A significant number of United’s players are playing internationals, so will not start pre-season on the date above, and while there is no set date for their return, Ten Hag said that they need a longer break than those who did not participate in international fixtures.
“Not all the players will be coming in in [on 27 June]because the ones who play internationals will have a longer break, because they play longer in this current season. “
Raphael Varane was initially in the France squad, but dropped out due to a minor injury last week.
This should mean that those players are back to Carrington for the beginning of pre-season.
Meanwhile, the other players will likely take a holiday and re-charge, returning to the camp at varying dates before United jet off abroad to start their fixture list to prepare for the season.
With it being the first time United are able to travel and visit international fans’ countries during pre-season since they visited Australia and Asia in 2019, the Reds are traveling to three different countries.
First of all, Ten Hag’s men will be traveling to Thailand, and will stay in the capital, Bangkok. They will play their opening fixture of the camp in the Rajamangala Stadium.
Then the squad will move onto Australia, where they will play three games in both Melbourne and Peth.
Finally, they will round things off with a final fixture played in Norway, Oslo, before returning in time for the start of the league campaign.
Fixtures & Times
Across the five games, United will test themselves against three Premier League opposition and one of European’s elite as they prepare for the season ahead.
12 July: Liverpool (Bangkok) 14:00 BST
15 July: Melbourne Victory (Melbourne) 11:05 BST
19 July: Crystal Palace (Melbourne) 11:10 BST
23 July: Aston Villa (Perth) 10:45 BST
30 July: Atletico Madrid (Oslo) 13:00 BST
Premier League start date
With the final fixture being played on the 30th of July, that gives United a week until they have to start their 2022/23 Premier League campaign, with the fixtures beginning on the first weekend of August (6th / 7th).
Who the Reds will be facing in that opening game will be revealed by the Premier League on the 16th of June.