Match today: Manchester United vs Aston Villa 23-07-2022 pre-season friendly match
Manchester United will conclude their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia with a friendly match against fellow Premier League club Aston Villa on Saturday. The Red Devils have beaten Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in their three pre-season games this summer, while Villa also set a perfect summer record, beating Walsall, Leeds United and Brisbane Roar in their three games since the latter's end. The season.Man United continued their impressive pre-season run on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were top scorers in Melbourne, after back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Melbourne Victory. The 20-times England champions will conclude this phase of their pre-season tour with a match against Villa in Perth before returning to Europe for friendlies with Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano next weekend.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa
Erik ten Hag's side will then start their 2022-23 Premier League campaign at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on August 7 and it will be great to see how Man United perform next season, as they saw a disappointing 2021-22 season. He finished sixth and lost the Champions League. Tyrell Malazia was the club's only new signing on his tour, but Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have been confirmed to arrive this summer, and the duo will likely debut next weekend. Man United continue to work on a deal for Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong, while still without Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation surrounding his future, but Martial, Rashford and Sancho have all impressed this summer, scoring seven goals between them in the team's three games.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United
Meanwhile, Villa opened their preparations for the 2022-23 season with a 4-0 victory over Walsall on 9 July before defeating Leeds United 1-0 in their second match of the summer on 17 July. Steven Gerrard's side then secured the Queensland Champions Cup with a 1-0 victory over Brisbane Roar on Wednesday night, with Cameron Archer scoring the only goal in the competition. Villa will now play Man United and Rennes for their last two friendlies of the summer before the opening of the 2022-23 Premier League season against newly promoted Bournemouth on August 6. Gerrard's side have been active during this summer's transfer window, confirming a permanent transfer for Philippe Coutinho, while also bringing in Diego Carlos, Robin Olsen, Ludwig Augustinsson, Boubacar Camara, Trezeguet and Matt Targett among those who have left the club. Villa finished 14th in the Premier League last season, taking just 45 points from 38 games, so they will certainly look to improve in the new season,