Manchester United continue their US tour with a clash against Real Salt Lake at the Rio Tinto Stadium on Monday.
Real Salt Lake will provide the Red Devils with a second clash against an MLS side prior to their involvement in the International Champions Cup, a competition which they won under the tenure of Louis van Gaal in 2014. Jose Mourinho is now the man in the hot-seat and he will be seeking more silverware next season although he will be aiming for bigger things than last season’s FA Community Shield, Europa League trophy and League Cup.
United launch their Premier League campaign with a clash with West Ham United next month but prior to this they have a hectic schedule which includes another chance of silverware in the form of the UEFA Super Cup, however given that Mourinho’s opponents in that competition will be all-conquering Real Madrid we’re far from confident of their chances.
That encounter brings to an end a number of high-profile encounters which include matches against the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the United States as well as trips to Oslo and Dublin where United lock horns with Valerenga and Sampdoria.
At this stage of the pre-season preparations we expect to see a number of United’s new summer signings make an appearance, these certain to include newly-signed Romelu Lukaku as well as youngsters Demetri Mitchell, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay.
Real Salt Lake won the MLS Cup in 2009 and runners-up in 2013, however they are struggling somewhat in this season’s Western Conference play-offs and we don’t really expect them to give United too many problems in this clash.
No odds are currently available for this game although we’re expecting a relatively easy ride for Manchester United.