Manchester United play their last pre-season friendly on Wednesday, taking on Italian side Sampdoria at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. José Mourinho’s men head in buoyed by the comfortable victory over Norwegian outfit Vålerenga last week, and will hope to use the game for some final experimentation ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid in Skopje next Tuesday.
Sampdoria should prove rather more stubborn opponents than Vålerenga, though are unlikely to pose too much of a threat for Mourinho’s men. The side that once proudly boasted the likes of Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini now have to make do with Ricky Álvarez and Roberto Quagliarella, and finished last season in 10th place. They should be competent, but United will be expecting a victory.
Pre-season friendly schedule
Kick off is at 19:45 UK time on Sunday, which is 20:45 in Norway, 14:45 on the east coast of the USA, and 11:45 over on the other side.
Pre-season friendly TV channel
In the UK, you’re out of luck unless you’ve got MUTV. Those in the States can catch the action over on ESPN2.
Pre-season friendly streaming
Nothing legal in the UK, unless you’re using the MUTV app or subscribe through the website. Those Stateside should head on over to WatchESPN.
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