Manchester United and manager Erik ten Hag will be quickly turning their attention to the 2023/24 season as their current campaign comes to an end.
Although their Premier League position is nearly sealed, they will still want to do the domestic double and beat rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday, June 3. They previously won the Carabao Cup in February.
The Red Devils are set to make it back into the Champions League after playing in the Europa League in 2022/23, so Ten Hag will be busy preparing his squad to take a step up.
The Sporting News looks at Man United's preseason plans for the upcoming season.
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Manchester United preseason fixtures 2023/24
Man United are set to play five pre season matches in the month of July. Their first match will be against Ligue 1 side Lyon, while they are also set to face domestic rivals Arsenal.
The most surprising fixture is against newly-promoted League Two side Wrexham, who are of course owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
Ten Hag also may choose to play some fixtures behind closed doors to help players gain more match sharpness ahead of the new season.
|July 19||vs. Lyon||Edinburgh (Scotland)|
|July 22||vs. Arsenal||East Rutherford, N.J. (USA)|
|July 25||vs. Wrexham||San Diego, Calif. (USA)|
|July 26||vs. Real Madrid||Houston, Tex. (USA)|
|July 30||vs. Borussia Dortmund||Las Vegas, Nev. (USA)|
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Where is Man United playing preseason 2023/24?
The Red Devils will start their preseason campaign in Edinburgh, Scotland, where they will face Lyon. After that match, they will travel to the United States for their remaining four games.
It is the first time Manchester United are touring America since 2018 as they will play fixtures in the New York area, San Diego, Houston, and Las Vegas.
Some of these games will make for late-night viewing for fans back in the UK due to the kickoff times.
|Opponent||Kickoff time (BST / ET)||Venue||Location|
|Lyon||2 p.m. / 9 a.m.||BT Murrayfield||Edinburgh|
|Arsenal||10 p.m. / 5 p.m.||MetLife Stadium||New York|
|Wrexham||3:30 a.m. / 10:30 p.m.||Snapdragon Stadium||San Diego|
|Real Madrid||12 a.m. / 7 p.m.||NGR Stadium||Houston|
|Dortmund||2 a.m. / 9 p.m.||Allegiant Stadium||Las Vegas|
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When is Man United's first Premier League match 2023/24?
With their final preseason game against Dortmund scheduled for July 30, that will leave Man United at least 12 days to return to England and get ready for their first league match.
The Premier League is set to get underway on the weekend of Saturday, August 12. The Red Devils will know who they face in their opening game on June 15, when the fixtures are released.
If Manchester United win the FA Cup they would also be involved in the traditional curtain-raising Community Shield match against Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday, August 5.
United's Champions League campaign will start on September 19, with the group stage draw taking place a few weeks prior in August.