In a highly anticipated match, Borussia Dortmund will be meeting Manchester United at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday (kick-off: 3 am CEST/6 pm Sunday local time).
The game marks a special reunion as Dortmund faces Jadon Sancho, who became a fan favorite during his time with the German club before moving to Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund: Exciting Reunion in Las Vegas
Both teams have been preparing for the upcoming season with intense pre-season friendlies, and this encounter promises to be a thrilling spectacle.
Let’s take a closer look at the probable line-ups, match stats, and all the action with our LIVE blog coverage!
Exciting Reunion at Allegiant Stadium
Borussia Dortmund will have a long-awaited reunion with their former star player, Jadon Sancho, as they face Manchester United at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday.
Sancho, who left Dortmund to join Manchester United in 2021, was a beloved figure during his time at the German club, impressing fans with 50 goals and 64 assists in all competitions.Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund’s Impressive Attack
Despite Sancho’s departure, Borussia Dortmund has maintained their attacking prowess. Last season, they were the second-highest scorers in the Bundesliga, with only champions Bayern Munich scoring more goals (92 vs. 83). Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund
In their pre-season friendlies, Dortmund has been on fire, scoring 18 goals and conceding only 3, with a recent dominant 6-0 victory against San Diego Loyal.Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund
Players in the Spotlight
YoussoufaMoukoko and Julien Duranville have been among the goals for Dortmund in pre-season, but they might be rested for the match against Manchester United.
EdinTerzic is likely to rely on Sebastien Haller and DonyellMalen as part of his preferred front three. Additionally, new signing Marcel Sabitzer, who joined Dortmund from Bayern, could make his unofficial debut.
Emre Can, the new captain, will lead the team out, taking over the armband from Marco Reus.
Manchester United’s Recent Form
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United finished third in the Premier League last season, with Sabitzer playing a crucial role in their success. Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund
However, the midfielder’s place in the team has now nominally gone to Mason Mount, who joined from Chelsea.
In their pre-season, the Red Devils enjoyed victories against Lyon and Arsenal but suffered consecutive defeats to Ryan Reynolds-owned Wrexham and Real Madrid.
Impressive Match Stats
Dortmund’s pre-season form has been exceptional, winning all four friendlies with a commanding aggregate score of 18-3. Former captain Marco Reus has been in good form, netting four goals so far.
Julian Brandt, the productive attacking midfielder, contributed nine goals and eight assists last season. Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho left a lasting impact on Dortmund, registering 38 goals and 51 assists in his four-year spell before joining Manchester United.
Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United have a history of intense competition. Dortmund famously defeated United 1-0 home and away in the semi-finals of the 1996/97 UEFA Champions League, which they ultimately won.
Since then, the teams haven’t met competitively, adding an extra layer of excitement to this reunion match.
Probable Manchester United Line-up: Onana – Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw – Mount, Casemiro – Sancho, Fernandes (c), Garnacho – Rashford
Probable Dortmund Line-up: Kobel – Ryerson, Süle, Hummels, Bensebaini – Reus, Can (c), Brandt – Malen, Haller, Adeyemi
Please note that there are some players unavailable due to injuries and suspensions, which might lead to possible changes in the line-ups.Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund
Coaches in the Spotlight
Erik ten Hag will be leading Manchester United’s charge, while EdinTerzic will be at the helm for Borussia Dortmund. Both coaches will be keen to showcase their teams’ strengths in this highly anticipated clash.Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund
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