Last July United emerged as victors, beating Pep Guardiola’s side 2-1 at the FedEx Field in Maryland and this year new faces for both sides and a new manager for the Catalan side should ensure another entertaining encounter.
Sir Alex has insisted he will go with a strong side, including those that played at the Euros, in order to ensure optimum fitness levels for the start of the season meaning that the likes of Rooney, Welbeck and Nani should feature. Also expect to see Kagawa will face his toughest test in a United shirt whilst Vidic will likely get more minutes as he continues his comeback from a knee injury.
Starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Scholes, Anderson, Young; Rooney, Welbeck
Subs: Lindegaard, Berbatov, Hernandez, Carrick, Powell, Kagawa, Macheda, Wootton, Brady, M Keane, Lingard