Manchester United ramps up its preparations for the return of England’s domestic football calendar later this month, with the Red Devils heading to Spain for a week-long training camp. He will play two friendlies in Andalusia, in the southwest of the country, the first of which is against Cádiz in La Liga.
The Red Devils’ first competitive game will be against Burnley on Wednesday 21 December in the EFL Cup fourth round, before returning to Premier League action against Nottingham Forest six days later, and this friendly will give Erik ten Get a good idea of how well prepared your team is for the reboot.
United’s form picked up after a poor start to the season, but the weeks leading up to the World Cup break saw them win just half of their last eight games, losing two of these to currently sit fifth in the table. . However, with these friendlies against Cádiz and Real Betis in the midst of a month-long hiatus from the weekly hectic atmosphere of the Premier League, Ten Hag will have every faith that his team will resume their campaign strongly.
It’s been a different story for United’s opponents Cádiz, who sit second in the table in La Liga on just 11 points. However, with just one player, Australia‘s Awer Mabil, sidelined at the World Cup, the Spanish team have an almost complete squad to use for this friendly, and they hope this match will serve as a positive preparation for what will be a tough second half of the season.
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What time is Cádiz vs. Manchester United?
Cádiz hosts Manchester United at the Nuevo Mirandilla stadium in Cádiz, Spain, on Wednesday, December 7. The match will start at 19:00 GMT.
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Cadiz vs. Man United live streaming, tv channel
This mid-season friendly is broadcast exclusively on MUTV, Manchester United’s club TV channel. It is only available to stream via MUTV, which is subscription based.
What players are available for Manchester United?
Of the 14 United contract players who left for Qatar in November, one, Cristiano Ronaldo, has since left the club entirely, while only two others have played for countries knocked out in the group stage. With the players that make up the teams from England, Brazil, Portugal, France, Argentina and the Netherlands expected to play a lot more in the tournament, only Christian Eriksen and Facundo Pellistri will be back at the moment, and both are highly unlikely to appear. any of these two friendlies.
However, several of United’s key men did not make it to the plane, notably goalkeeper David de Gea, whose absence from the Spain squad ensures the long-standing No1 has been training with the rest of his teammates during the break. Other players not chosen by their countries are expected to appear, such as Anthony Martial, while Scott McTominay and Anthony Elanga will also be present, with Sweden and Scotland respectively failing to qualify for the tournament.
Turning up the intensity ⚡️#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 5, 2022 Predicted lineups for Cádiz vs. Manchester Utd
Given the situation of the players returning from the World Cup and that it is a mid-season friendly, predicting the teams for this one is not easy. However, The Sporting News discusses how both managers could align with the players at their disposal.
Predicted alignment of Cádiz (4-4-2, from right to left): 1. Jeremias Ledesma — 20. Iza Carcelén, 3. Fali, 23. Luis Hernández, 22. Alfonso Espino — 14. Brian Ocampo, 8. Alex Fernández, 24. Fede San Emeterio, 10. Theo Bongonda — 7. Ruben Sobrino , 9.Antonio Lozano
Predicted Manchester United line-up (4-3-3, right to left): 1. David de Gea — 63. Marc Jurado, 2. Victor Lindelof, 43. Teden Mengi, 33. Brandon Williams — 34. Donny van de Beek, 39. Scott McTominay, 68. Isak Hansen-Aaroen — 36. Anthony Elanga , 56. Charlie McNeil, 9. Anthony Martial.
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