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Predicted Starting XI: Manchester United vs City – Mkhitaryan in

Manchester United and Manchester City will go head-to-head tomorrow, as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will face-off for the first time in charge of English teams. In an eagerly-anticipated game, the red half of the city will be looking to come out on top to throw a marker down.

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Player Ratings: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Manchester United – Mkhitaryan stars

Sam Johnstone – Didn’t have anything to do except pass the ball out to his teammates. 6/10

Timothy Fosu-Mensah – What a unit. Played nicely at right-back. 6/10

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Confirmed Starting XI: Wigan vs Manchester United – Jose hands pair of debuts

Manchester United football returns. Jose Mourinho has named his first ever starting line-up in charge at Old Trafford, and he’s named a strong side with the players he has at his disposal. There is also a couple of debuts, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly included.

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Predicted Starting XI: Wigan Athletic v Manchester United

Manchester United are back. Jose Mourinho will take charge of his first game as manager in just a matter of hours, and it’s great to have the prospect of proper football just on the horizon. Our new boss will certainly be wanting to kick things off with a win.

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Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 Valencia CF

David de Gea – Looked a bit rusty in terms of his distribution. Couldn’t do anything about the goal, but made some smart saves. 6/10

Chris Smalling – Did well in the 3-5-2 formation once again. Won a lot of tackles and started United’s attacks from the back. 7/10

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Match Report: Manchester United 2-1 Valencia

Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly against Valencia ended in a 2-1 victory ahead of the new premier league season. It was United’s final chance to get used to the new formation before the season opener against Swansea on Saturday. Darren Fletcher and Marouane Fellaini scored the goals for United.

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Match Preview: Manchester United v Valencia

With the Premier League starting on Saturday United will finish their Pre-Season with a friendly against Valencia at Old Trafford. This will be the first time Louis Van Gaal will manage United at the Theatre of Dreams. It’ll also be the first time Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera will play at Old Trafford as United players.

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