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Man Utd pre-season programme: First Erik ten Hag home game revealed in hectic schedule

New Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag’s first home match as Manchester United boss will be a pre-season friendly against Spanish side Rayo Vallecano next month.

The match, to be held at Old Trafford on Sunday July 31, will provide a final warm-up for Ten Hag’s squad before the start of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign a week later.

Before then, United will tour Thailand, Australia and Norway as part of their pre-season preparations.

United face Liverpool in Thailand capital Bangkok on July 12 at the Rajamangala Stadium. That will be the first time the two rivals have visited the city since 2013.

The Red Devils then play Melbourne Victory on July 15 and Crystal Palace four days later. Both fixtures will be played in Melbourne.

They then take on Aston Villa in Perth on July 23 and then Atletico Madrid in Oslo on July 30. That’s a day before United face Rayo.

Dutchman Ten Hag, who guided Ajax to a third Eredivisie title this season, has taken over at Old Trafford on a three-year deal after replacing interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

Ten Hag will find who his first opponent will be in the Premier League on Thursday morning. That is when the 2022-23 fixtures will be announced in what is always an exciting day for fans.

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