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Confirmed Starting XI: De Gea captains United; Martial, Rashford, Mata, and Pereira lead the line against Milan

Manchester United will take on AC Milan in the International Champions Cup at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. This will be United’s final ICC match and the final match of pre-season. United have beaten both Perth Glory 2-0, Leeds United 4-0, Inter Milan 1-0, Tottenham Hotspur 2-1, and Kristiansund 1-0. They have the chance to lift the International Champions Cup too.

Currently, Benfica is the only other team in the tournament that has a 100% record, winning all three matches they have played. United has won both of theirs and will need to beat AC Milan by at least three goals to level Benfica at the top of the table on points and goal difference. The rules state that head to head record will decide the winner but United has not played Benfica this summer.

Therefore it will be decided based on results against a common opponent. Benfica has beaten Guadalajara 3-0, Fiorentina 1-0 and AC Milan 1-0. Milan are the only common opponent so United would need to better the result Benfica had but they also need to score three goals to match Benfica’s goal difference. If that happens, United will win the International Champions Cup for a second time.

Manchester United:

De Gea (c);

Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw;

Matic, McTominay;

Mata, Pereira, Rashford;

Martial

Substitutes:

Romero, Grant; Jones, Smalling, Young, Dalot, Tuanzebe; Lingard, Fred, James, Gomes, Garner; Greenwood, Chong

AC Milan:

G. Donnarumma;

Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez;

Borini, Biglia, Calhanoglu;

Suso;

Castillejo, Piatek

Substitutes:

A. Donnarumma, Reina, Conti, Gabbia, Strinic, Bonaventura, Bresciani, Krunic, Mionic, Leao, Maldini, Silva

United has played Milan ten times with United winning five times and Milan winning five times. The last matches were played nine years ago with United winning 3-2 at the San Siro, with goals from Wayne Rooney, a brace, and Paul Scholes. Then a 4-0 victory at Old Trafford with a brace from Rooney and goals from Ji-sung Park and Darren Fletcher. Of course, since both teams last played each other, Milan has slipped massively.

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