Aiming to conclude the preseason USA tour on high, Manchester United will lock horns with French champions Paris Saint-Germain at the Soldier Field, as the two sides will wrap up their respective International Champions Cup campaigns on Thursday.
ICC reigning champions Manchester United are most favorites to lift up the trophy for the second time in a row. They enter into the game having won all three of their pre-season matches in the USA – including 1-0 success over Club America and 3-1 victories against MLS side San Jose Earthquakes and La Liga Giants Barcelona.
Laurent Blanc’s men will enter into the coming fixture off the back of (1-1) 6-5 penalty shoot-out loss to Premier League defending champions Chelsea. They opened the campaign with 3-2 win over Portuguese champions Benfica and a 4-2 triumph against Fiorentina.
|Manchester United Vs Paris Saint-Germain||Competition: International Champions Cup|
|Date: Thursday, 30 July 2015 (UK)||Time: 2:05 a.m. BST|
|Venue: Soldier Field – Chicago||Live Stream: Fox Sports Go|
Bastian Schweinsteiger, who missed weekend’s Barcelona clash due to a minor injury, returned to training. 30-year-old is likely to prove his fitness for the Premier league opening clash against Spurs. Javier Hernandez could also get a chance to show his ability.
As for PSG, Salvatore Sirigu, Thiago Silva, and Edinson Cavani are all expected to return to the starting lineup.
Possible starting lineup:
Manchester United: De Gea; Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Jones; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Young, Mata, Depay; Rooney
Paris Saint-Germain: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Maxwell, Luiz, Silva; Matuidi, Rabiot, Verratti; Cavani, Lucas, Ibrahimovic