Manchester United face Liverpool in their first pre-season fixture under Erik ten Hag and we’ve got all the details you need in our preview for the game.
Both teams jetted off on their pre-season tours on Friday and they have been busy preparing for their first ‘friendly’ clash ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.
When and where are Manchester United taking on Liverpool?
Ten Hag’s first game in charge will take place in Thailand and will be played at the Rajamangala Stadium.
If you are trying to stream the game live from the UK, it will kick-off at 14:00 on July 12, and Stretty News will be bringing you all the action throughout the day.
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Who can Erik ten Hag select in his first game?
The manager has not reported any injury cases, so he can pick any of the 31 players that are on tour. He has a plethora of talent to choose from in these fixtures with a real mixture of youth and experience.
Cristiano Ronaldo has not travelled with the squad due to personal reasons. The non-stop speculation over his future was present in Bangkok on Monday when Ten Hag addressed the press. He made it clear that Ronaldo is part of his plans next season.
Meanwhile, there will be a chance for young players like Charlie Savage, Zidane Iqbal and Alejandro Garnacho.
New signing Tyrell Malacia could make his first appearance in a United shirt against the Scousers after being officially announced on Tuesday.
How does Ten Hag want to play?
Many of you will be aware that Ten Hag was renowned for playing attracting football at Ajax, where he won three Eredivisie titles.
Speaking ahead of the tour, the Dutchman outlined how United will play. He said: “We want to play a proactive style of football – on the ball and off the ball.
“That is, trying to do that has to be our intentions and it’s now, firstly, the coaches bring it over to the team that we are, in every situation, proactive.
“In the positions of individuals, you give them coaching advice, and, in the end, it’s about team results and better team performances so you give them advice to perform into the team.
“That is my job, to construct a team and to improve the team. You can do it in different ways or in more ways but, to start, it is out of a philosophy. And then you build it and go into the individuals, and you give them the rules and principles.”