On Saturday afternoon in Oslo, Norway, Manchester United will compete in their last preseason game against La Liga powerhouse Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid just have played their first summer friendly against Numancia and won 4-0 on Wednesday. Atletico Madrid placed third in La Liga last season, almost 15 points behind winner Real Madrid. But they defeated Manchester United in the round of 16 of the Champions League, advancing to the quarterfinals while the English club fell to Manchester City in the final eight.
The Red Devils began preparing for the 2022–23 season with a 4-0 victory over Liverpool. After playing three games in Australia, they defeated Melbourne Victory 4-1 and Crystal Palace 3-1 before drawing Aston Villa 2-2. Eriksen and Martinez joined Tyrell Malacia at Old Trafford, bringing the team total signings for the summer to three. Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Carrington this week to continue discussions about his future, but it is understood that the situation has not altered.
The Red Devils should be in better form than their opponents for this matchup considering the amount of games they have played this summer. As usual, Atletico will compete valiantly, but I just have a gut sense that Man United will perform well enough to win this match.
Pick: Manchester United 0/-0.5 AH