Ah New York, New York- the city so nice they named it twice! Manchester United will face Arsenal FC in a match branded “Old Rivals” late Saturday afternoon in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Newly officially signed goalkeeper Andre Onana is on his way to joining up with the rest of the squad.
There is a slight chance he features in this one, but it is much more likely he makes his debut against Wrexham AFC in San Diego on Tuesday night.
— Paul, Manc Bald and Bred (@MufcWonItAll) July 20, 2023
Old Rivals FYIs
Manchester United vs Arsenal Club Friendly
Kickoff: 5pm EST, Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Team News: Arsenal Man United
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Andre Onana’s official announcement could be tonight or tomorrow morning.
Should start training with the squad tomorrow ?? pic.twitter.com/mjuDixkfKY
— UtdTruthful (@Utdtruthful) July 20, 2023
Man United Team News
In other goalkeeper news, Dean Henderson surprisingly made the trip across the pond. He had nine of ten toes out the door to Nottingham Forest, so does this mean he’s doing a total about-face? Or is the club just waiting to sign his backup before sanctioning his desired exit?
Stay tuned on that, Meanwhile midfielder Fred will miss out due to a personal issue, and left back Tyrell Malacia will be absent to an unspecified injury. This match will provide a great opportunity for some of the youngsters to feature, in a giant stadium located in “The Capital of the World.”
After all, if they can make it there, they can make it anywhere. And yes, big time apologies to Sinatra on this one.
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