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Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund: Preview and team news

Manchester United kick off their pre-season tour of China against Borussia Dortmund today. Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture.

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Manchester United will take on Borussia Dortmund today (kick-off: 1pm BST) as the club’s pre-season tour of China kicks off in earnest.

The teams have been announced, and United are starting with Sam Johnstone in goal; a defence of Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw; a midfield of Daley Blind and Ander Herrera behind Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard; with Memphis Depay apparently playing as a striker.

Marcus Rashford has been named among the substitues after training with the squad yesterday.

New signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature as he is not due to join up with the squad until they head to Stockholm for a friendly against Galatasaray later this month.

The fixture will see Mkhitaryan face his former club, after joining United from Dortmund last month.

The game will also be Luke Shaw’s second appearance since breaking his leg in a Champions League encounter with PSV Eindhoven early last season.

BVB manager Thomas Tuchel has picked a team which includes former United player Shinji Kagawa as well as star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The German side are also fielding exciting French teenager Ousmane Dembélé, who will be well worth keeping an eye on.

The match is being broadcast live on MUTV.