Man Utd vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Manchester United will face rivals Liverpool at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, and the fixture will serve as the last International Champions’ Cup match for Jurgen Klopp’s side and the penultimate one for Jose Mourinho.

Klopp’s team head into the fixture buoyed from the 2-1 win against Manchester City in New Jersey, while Man United had to edge out a win through a long and extended penalty shootout against AC Milan .

Liverpool could pull off back-to-back wins over both Manchester sides as the majority of their star players are involved in the squad, while Mourinho’s team have been slow in getting up to pace in recent displays.

Goal brings you everything you need to know ahead of the fixture.

Game Man Utd vs Liverpool
Date Saturday, July 28
Time 10pm BST / 5pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US) the game will be not be shown live on television, but it will be available to stream live online via ESPN+ and ESPNU.

US TV channel Online stream
 ESPN Deportes WatchESPN

In the United Kingdom (UK) the game will be aired on MUTV as well as LFC TV both on the television and through their website’s livestream.

UK TV channel Online stream

Squads & Team News

Position Man Utd players
Goalkeepers Romero, Pereira, Grant
Defenders Valencia, Darmian, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Williams, Smalling, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Mitchell, Shaw
Midfielders  Garner, Herrera, Pereira, McTominay, Hamilton
Forwards  Alexis, Chong, Gomes, Mata, Martial, Greenwood, Bohui

Anthony Martial has left the United States in order to return for the birth of his child, leaving Mourinho with a shortage of attacking players against Liverpool – with just Sanchez among his seniorl forwards available.

Potential Man Utd XI: Romero; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Shaw; Herrera, McTominay; Pereira, Mata, Gomes; Alexis.

Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Karius, Grabara, Kelleher
Defenders Van Dijk, Gomez, Klavan, Phillips, Robertson, Moreno
Midfielders Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Grujic, Woodburn, Jones, Chirivella
Forwards Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Solanke, Origi, Ojo, Markovic, Camacho

Liverpool will be without the services of Nathaniel Clyne, as the England defender had to return to Merseyside for the arrival of his newborn baby.

Joel Matip has also been sent back to England following a muscle injury sustained during the game against Borussia Dortmund, though should be fit in contention to start the new Premier League season in early August.

Naby Keita has been ruled out of the match due to precaution with a neck problem that also led him to miss the previous game against Man City, while Loris Karius and Gini Wijnaldum have also been ruled out.

Potential Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Woodburn, Milner; Solanke, Sturridge, Lallana.

Betting & Match Odds

Liverpool are priced 10/11 to win the tie according to dabblebet , while a draw is up for odds of 11/4. A victory for Man Utd is available for 11/4.

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Match Preview

Alexis Sanchez Manchester United 2018-19

Liverpool got their ICC account off to a losing start after tasting a 3-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte last Sunday, conceding a brace to Christian Pulisic after Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring.

Klopp’s side bounced back with a win over Premier League champions Manchester City at the MetLife Stadium a few days after, however, in a game that gave stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane given their first pre-season appearances.

The Egyptian wonder Salah scored within less than a minute of coming onto the pitch as a sub and to level the score at 1-1, while Mane netted from the penalty spot in the closing stages of regular time to give the Reds a 2-1 win .

New Liverpool arrivals Naby Keita and Fabinho have been given their first few outings in the Reds midfield to positive reviews, with the only outstanding players missing from the side being blockbuster signing Alisson, forward Roberto Firmino and defender Dejan Lovren, who are still on their first post-World Cup holiday.

Xherdan Shaqiri is set to make his debut for the Reds in Michigan, after linking up with the squad for the first time in New Jersey.

Manchester United boss Mourinho has put the pressure on Klopp to deliver silverware to Anfield this season after the big-money spending in the transfer window both this summer and last.

“But maybe this season finally you demand that they win,” Mourinho told reporters . 

“You, I think, you have to be fair and now you have to demand and say the team with investments you are making with investments that you start making last season, not just this season, last season.”

Man United have been accused of sluggish displays in their pre-season outings thus far, and the crowd turnout to their matches have been disappointing – with record-low attendances for their games against San Jose Earthquakes and AC Milan.

Mourinho has also been left frustrated with the late arrival of Sanchez due to visa problems and the departure of Martial to England – spurring talks of his exit from the club – as well as the absence of his integral squad players.

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Chelsea set to meet with Juventus over moves for Rugani and Higuain

Chelsea and Juventus are set to hold talks on Saturday in Nice as the Blues target moves for a number of the Serie A champions’ players.

Goal understands Chelsea CEO Marina Granovskaia will meet with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici while Maurizio Sarri’s side prepare to face Inter in the International Champions Cup.

Sarri has targeted moves for a number of Juventus players due to his familiarity with Serie A, having already secured the arrival of Jorginho from Napoli.

A second bid of £45 million ($59m) was lodged for centre-back Daniele Rugani earlier in the week, and Chelsea are hopeful that these talks will allow a breakthrough to be made in their pursuit of the Italy international.

The Blues have already seen a £36m ($47m) bid rejected by the Bianconeri for Rugani but he remains Sarri’s primary defensive target with less than two weeks of the transfer window left to run in England.

Should Rugani prove unattainable, Chelsea will turn their attentions to his team-mate Mattia Caldara.

The 24-year-old is yet to make an appearance for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, having signed for Juve in January 2017 before being loaned back to Atalanta for 18 months in a bid to gain further experience.

Caldara has been linked with a move away already this summer, with AC Milan reportedly keen to bring him to San Siro in a deal that would potentially see Leonardo Bonucci move in the opposite direction.

Mattia Caldara Juventus 2018-19

Bonucci has made it clear that he wishes to return to Turin after just one season with the Rossoneri, and as revealed by Goal, they have been exploring a potential swap deal that would involve Gonzalo Higuain.

Argentina international Higuain is surplus to requirements at Juve following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Chelsea are hopeful that Saturday’s talks could see them jump to the head of the queue in that race.

Sarri managed Higuain during his time at Napoli and is keen to bring the former Real Madrid man to west London to spearhead his attack following Alvaro Morata’s struggles in 2017-18.

Juventus have prioritised selling Higuain as they look to free up some money to spend in the final weeks of the transfer window, though they would still likely want in excess of €60m (£53.4m/$70m) for their top goalscorer from the last two seasons.

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Mainz’s Muto made to wait for Newcastle move

Yoshinori Muto will join Newcastle United from Mainz in a reported £9.5 million ($12.4m) deal pending approval of his application for a work permit.

The 26-year-old forward has agreed terms and undergone a medical with the Premier League club as Rafael Benitez seeks to sew up his fourth signing of the close-season.

The move had originally been confirmed by Mainz on Thursday. 

But the completion of the move has been delayed until at least next week, when a hearing will be held to determine whether the Japan international is granted a work permit.

Muto featured once for his country at the World Cup in Russia, starting and playing 82 minutes in the 1-0 group-stage loss to Poland.

He has won 25 caps in total for Japan.

Known for his pace and energy, the former FC Tokyo man boasts 20 goals from three Bundesliga seasons with Mainz.

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Juventus-linked Darmian determined to leave Manchester United despite defensive injuries

Matteo Darmian has not changed his mind about wanting to leave Manchester United despite regular right-back Antonio Valencia being sidelined with injury.

Valencia and new signing Diogo Dalot have both been out of action on the club’s tour of the United States, with Darmian selected against AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.

The full-back even wore the captain’s armband against his boyhood club in Valencia’s absence but Darmian remains determined to leave Old Trafford before the closure of the transfer window.

“I don’t think the injury of Antonio is a big injury,” Darmian, who is in the final year of his United contract, said. 

“I don’t know how long he needs to stay out, but at the moment he is the captain, he’s first choice.

“I want to play more regularly. Last season, I didn’t play much – that’s my objective and my ambition.

“That’s why I spoke with the manager and also with the club about my future.

“I want to leave but we will see what happens because we don’t know.”

Juventus and Inter have been linked with Darmian but United manager Jose Mourinho said no offers received for the full-back have been close to the club’s valuation.

And former Torino defender Darmian sees a return to his homeland as the most likely destination as he sticks to his guns over a United exit, having been restricted to five Premier League starts in 2017-18.

“It’s an option. Yes, probably,” Darmian said of a possible Serie A switch.

“We will see what happens. Honestly, I’m waiting. If I stay, I stay and I do what I did up until now. If I go, it is because the offer that another team makes will be good.

“To play for probably the best club in the world is a good thing, and for me, it’s an honour to play here and play for Manchester United. But we have to take decisions in our life and this is my decision.”

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