Manchester United vs Milan Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

​Manchester United will go toe-to-toe with Milan on Saturday at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as they put the finishing touches on what has been a productive and positive pre-season. 

With the Premier League season starting the following weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping for maximum intensity from his players in what will be their final friendly. 

A convincing win for the Red Devils would crown them as the 2019 International Champions Cup winners as they chase current leaders Benfica. 


​Milan, meanwhile, find themselves at the bottom of the 12-team table, having not picked up a single point and failing to score a single goal. New manager Marco Giampaolo will be keen to see significant improvement from his players before Serie A starts on 25 August, starting on Saturday. 

Where to Watch

​When Is Kick Off? ​Saturday 3 August
​What Time Is Kick Off? ​17:30 (BST)
​Where Is it Played? ​Principality Stadium, Cardiff
​TV Channel/Live Stream? ​MUTV
​Referee?  TBC​

Team News

​Eric Bailly is suspected to be out until Christmas time, having undergone an operation on a knee injury.

Romelu Lukaku - who has been linked heavily with ​Juventus - is due to return to training imminently if the proposed swap deal with ​Paulo Dybala does not materialise, although he too will not feature in Cardiff. 

Krzysztof Piatek

For Milan, Mattia Caldara remains absent as he recovers from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury. Theo Hernandez, a recent arrival from ​Real Madrid, is also absent, having suffered a torn ankle ligament in the friendly against ​Bayern Munich

Predicted Lineups

Manchester United De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelöf, Shaw; McTominay, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial. ​
​Milan ​Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Borini, Biglia Calhanoglu, Castillejo; Suso, Piatek. 

Head to Head Record

​The two sides have been evenly matched over the years, with five wins apiece in the last ten competitive games, although the most recent encounter was a ​United masterclass, thrashing the Rossoneri 4-0 at Old Trafford in 2010 in the second leg of a last 16 Champions League tie. 

Anthony Martial

In friendly competition, they faced each other in the same tournament last summer, with the English side victorious on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Recent Form

United have been impressive this pre-season as Solskjaer looks to stamp his authority on the squad. The Red Devils defeated both ​Inter and ​Spurs in the International Champions Cup, as well as winning friendlies against Perth Glory, ​Leeds and Kristiansund, conceding just one goal all summer. 

Fernandez Suso

​Milan, on the other hand, have been the complete opposite, losing their ICC matches against Bayern Munich and Benfica. Additionally, they could only muster a 1-1 draw against Serie C side Novara - it's not boding too well for the campaign ahead. 

Here's how each team performed in their last five fixtures: 

​Manchester United Milan
​Manchester United 1-0 Kristiansund (30/7) ​Milan 0-1 Benfica (28/7)
​Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham (25/7) ​Bayern 1-0 Milan (24/7)
​Manchester United 1-0 Inter (20/7) ​Milan 1-1 Novara (19/7)
​Manchester United 4-0 Leeds (17/7) ​SPAL 2-3 Milan (26/5)
​Manchester United 2-0 Perth Glory (13/7) ​Milan 2-0 Frosinone (19/5)


With the contrasting form the two sides have shown in pre-season, it's difficult to side with the Italian team, who have given their fans little reason to believe they will overcome a rampant United.

Marcus Rashford

With the English league starting sooner, United might be sharper and more prepared for competitive affairs, so expect a comfortable victory for Solskjaer's men.

Prediction: Manchester United 3-0 Milan

Source : 90min