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Manchester United 2019 season: Friendlies, transfers, rumours & Premier League fixtures

16:00 IST 11/08/2019
Paul Pogba Manchester United 2019-20
Here is your complete guide to United's 2019-20 season and matches, dates, venues and all you need to know about their campaign

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to bring back the positivity to a Manchester United side that capitulated in the last couple of months of the 2018-19 season, finishing in sixth place in the Premier League and missing out on Champions League football.

Here is your complete guide to Man Utd's 2019-20 season and Premier League fixtures, transfers and all you need to know.

Manchester United pre-season fixtures

Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 13 Man Utd 2-0 Perth Glory 12pm / 7am Optus Stadium, Perth
Jul 17 Man Utd 4-0 Leeds United 12pm / 7am Optus Stadium, Perth
Jul 20 Man Utd 1-0 Inter 12:30pm / 7:30am National Stadium, Singapore
Jul 25 Tottenham 1-2 Man Utd 12:30pm / 7:30am Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
Jul 30 Kristiansund 0-1 Man Utd 7pm / 2pm Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo
Aug 3 AC Milan 2-2 Man Utd (4-5 pens.) 5:30pm / 12:30pm Principality Stadium, Cardiff

After the Red Devils spent last summer touring around the United States, they are set to switch gears and travel to Australia and Asia to prepare for their pre-season.

They got preparations under way with a game at the home of Perth Glory on July 13, followed by a game against fellow English club Leeds United at the same stadium.

They then jetted off to Singapore, where they faced off against Italian giants Inter at the Singapore National Stadium, followed by a match against Premier League rivals Tottenham in Shanghai.

The trip to Asia will be followed by a visit to Norway five days later for a game against Kristiansund, manager Solskjaer's hometown club.

They then round off their preparations with an exhibition game against AC Milan in Cardiff, though their schedule could change or be added to depending on if they need to qualify for the Europa League following the FA Cup final.

Manchester United 2019-20 transfer activity

Manchester United fans have been pleading for a clearout of the squad, and Solskjaer has repeatedly suggested the club will sell players who don't fit into his plans this summer.

Veteran wing-back Antonio Valencia's departure was confirmed in April, while Ander Herrera was also announced to be leaving as a free agent in early May - he joined Paris Saint-Germain.

Expect to see Paul Pogba, Matteo Darmian and Alexis Sanchez linked with moves away from Old Trafford throughout the off-season as well following frustrating seasons.

As one of the richest clubs in the world, United have been linked with dozens of top-class players ahead of the transfer window including Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Red Devils landed signings in Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace as part of next season's preparations.

They broke the world-record fee for a defender when they signed Harry Maguire from Leicester in August for £80m.

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
FW Daniel James Swansea £15m Jul 1
DF Aaron Wan-Bissaka Crystal Palace £50m Jul 1
DF Harry Maguire Leicester £80m Aug 2

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
RB Antonio Valencia Released n/a Jun 30
MF Ander Herrera Released n/a Jun 30
MF Matty Willock Gillingham Free Jun 30
DF Regan Poole MK Dons Free Jun 30
RB Matthew Olosunde Released n/a Jun 30
FW James Wilson Released n/a Jun 30
RB Matthew Olosunde Rotherham £200,000 Jun 30
GK Kieran O'Hara Burton Albion (loan) n/a Jun 30

Manchester United 2019-20 Premier League fixtures

United kicked off their Premier League season on August 11 at home to Chelsea, who have a new manager at the helm in the form of Frank Lampard.

Solskjaer disappointingly missed out on securing Champions League football for the club, though his side qualified for the 2019–20 Europa League due to their sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.

As Manchester City won the FA Cup, United will enter the competition in the group stage, which will begin in September.

The Carabao Cup will kick off for United in the first round beginning on August 3, with the full fixture list to be released on June 20. The FA Cup third round will get underway from all Premier League clubs at the start of January.

Click here to see Man Utd's full Premier League fixture list.

Manchester United 2019-20 squad numbers

No. Pos Player
1 GK David de Gea
2 DF Victor Lindelof
3 DF Eric Bailly
4 DF Phil Jones
5 DF Harry Maguire
6 MF Paul Pogba
7 FW Alexis Sanchez
8 MF Juan Mata
9 FW Anthony Martial
10 FW Marcus Rashford
12 DF Chris Smalling
13 GK Lee Grant
14 MF Jesse Lingard
15 MF Andreas Pereira
16 DF Marcos Rojo
17 MF Fred
18 DF Ashley Young
20 DF Diogo Dalot
21 MF Daniel James
22 GK Sergio Romero
23 DF Luke Shaw
24 DF Timothy Fosu-Mensah
26 FW Mason Greenwood
28 MF Angel Gomes
29 DF Aaron Wan-Bissaka
31 MF Nemanja Matic
36 DF Matteo Darmian
38 DF Axel Tuanzebe
39 MF Scott McTominay
40 GK Joel Pereira
44 FW Tahith Chong