Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in Bangkok next week as both sides kick-off their pre-season schedules. United suffered a tough campaign last term under Ralf Rangnick, finishing a lowly sixth in the Premier League and struggling in all their cup competitions. Both teams will have players arriving late for pre-season following June’s Nations League games so some may not travel to Bangkok. That will be confirmed later. United had a quiet end to the last campaign and should have a plenty of their squad to pick from but Ten Hag is yet to welcome any new faces to his ranks.
Cristiano Ronaldo will not travel to Thailand as he has been granted additional time off to deal with a family issue. Liverpool, meanwhile, could give their star names more time off following their FA Cup and Champions League exploits but will also be confirmed. Reds fans will hope to see new signings Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsey and Fabio Carvalho in action. We have our trip to Asia, which we are looking forward to because we were not there for a long time. On the other side, I hope we can train – we know which time of the year it is there, so I don’t think we come through without rain. But hopefully we can really train. We tried everything to prepare as good; groundsmen already there trying to prepare everything.
In the end, we need a bit of luck as well there. The two games are important and not important, so we cannot play against United and say it’s a friendly. It’s no friendly. But it’s a pre-season game and we have to see who we can use in that moment. The guys who came back from international [duty] now, they fly tomorrow with us or some we meet directly there. From that moment on they are in training, but two days later we play the game, so we’ll see if we can give them 10 or 15 minutes or whatever. Then for the Crystal Palace game maybe a little bit more. Then we come back, have five days here and go to Austria; from Austria, pretty much directly to the Community Shield; and one week later we start with the season.
Manchester United is the biggest club in the world football when its comes to popularity. No other club even comes close to the following of Manchester United worldwide. The reason behind being United’s absolute dominance in worlds most watched sport league (premier league) in 90’s and 2000’s and early 2010s. Since the Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement they have not been the same dominant side but you can’t blame them for not trying. They have spend around a billion since Sir Alex’s departure but they have been unlucky with some signings and some were absolute shocking transfers. However Under ole Gunner Solskjaer they are building something which might put them back where they belong.
Duel antara MU dan Liverpool menajdi pembuka pramusim The Red Devils yang akan melakukan tur ke Asia Tenggara dan Australia. Ini juga menjadi pertandingan pertama era Erik ten Hag bersama kubu Manchester United akan bergulir 10.000 kilometer dari Old Trafford. Partai MU vs Liverpool, akan menjadi tantangan utama pelatih asal Belanda tersebut. Ini akan menjadi kali pertama Manchester United tampil dalam laga pramusim di Thailand sejak 2013. Dilansir dari situs resmi pertandingan, harga tiket di stadion berkapasitas 51.000 orang tersebut dipatok dengan harga 5.000 sampai 25.000 baht atau Rp2,5 hingga 12,5 juta rupiah.