Manchester United face the second game of their USA preseason tour as Erik ten Hag’s side take on Wrexham in San Diego on Tuesday July 25 (Wednesday early AM in the UK).
It will be a young United team that faces Wrexham with six teenagers and veteran Jonny Evans, who’s training with the Red Devils in search of a new club. The senior players will be facing Real Madrid on Wednesday in Houston.
United have been superb so far this summer with three preseason wins in a row including a 2-0 victory over Arsenal in New Jersey, but they will face Wrexham with an Under-21 side supplemented with a few players from the first-team squad on the USA tour.
Wrexham’s trip to the USA is the latest chapter in the club’s Hollywood-inspired story, with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney building up for a return to the English Football League in the 2023/24 season.
The Sporting News will be following the Manchester United vs Wrexham match live, providing goal updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen.
Manchester United vs Wrexham live score
|1st Half||Goal scorers|
|Man United||1||– Marc Jurado (Alvaro Fernandez) 51+’|
|Wrexham||2||– Elliot Lee (Liam McAlinden) 29′
– Aaron Hayden (Max Cleworth) 36′
Man United 1st Half lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 30. Nathan Bishop (GK) — 54. Marc Jurado, 48. Will Fish, 27. Jonny Evans, 42. Alvaro Fernandez — 44-Daniel Gore, 65. Toby Collyer — 46. Hannibal Mejbri, 47. Shola Shoretire, 59. Isak Hansen-Aaroen — 52. Joe Hugill
Wrexham 1st Half lineup (5-3-2, right to left): 12. Ben Foster (GK) — 14. Anthony Forde, 5. Aaron Hayden, 4. Ben Tozer, 32. Max Cleworth, 3. Callum McFadzean — 11. Liam McAlinden, 22. Thomas O’Connor, 38. Elliot Lee — 9. Ollie Palmer, 10. Paul Mullin (19. Bill Waters 19′)
Manchester United vs Wrexham live updates, highlights, commentary
Halftime: Manchester United 1-2 Wrexham
51st+ min.: Goal Manchester United! And Wrexham allowed Man United to come at them with too many numbers at the end. Left-back Alvaro Fernandez had time to whip in a cross to the far post, and right-back Marc Jurado gets to the cross and hits it first time past Wrexham’s Ben Foster.
45th min.: Five minutes of stoppage time. Wrexham are letting Man United have the ball, content to see this half end at 2-0. Wrexham left wing-back Callum McFadzean picks up a booking for a foul on Man United right winger Shola Shoretire.
36th min.: Goal Wrexham! A patented long throw-in by Ben Tozer is flicked on at the near post by Max Cleworth, and centre-back Aaron Hayden heads it home at the far post.
Wrexham may not have the technique of Man United, but they’re out-muscling and out-thinking their younger counterparts.
2-0!! AARON HAYDEN HEADS HOME pic.twitter.com/GkMkKjMkEP
— Liam Roberts (@_LiamRoberts) July 26, 2023
29th min.: Goal Wrexham! A sensational inswinging delivery from the right into the middle of the box, and Palmer goes up for the header, but the ball falls to Elliot Lee, who was crashing the box from his left flank. Well-worked goal.
Wrexham strike first! 🏴
— Paramount+ Australia (@ParamountPlusAU) July 26, 2023
— Beer Bear Beer 🍺 🐻 🍺 (@beeriobeario) July 26, 2023
26th min.: The San Diego crowd are booing Man United ‘keeper Nathan Bishop every time he touches the ball. This is a Wrexham crowd.
22nd min.: Chance Wrexham! It’s Elliot Lee coming off the left wing onto his right foot, combining with forward Ollie Palmer, and then firing a shot which the Man United ‘keeper scrambles to save.
After Man United were knocking the ball about to start, it’s been Wrexham coming on strong.
18th min.: After six minutes of stoppage, Mullin is walking off the field with an oxygen mask on and he’s hunched over in pain. That was a poor challenge by Man United ‘keeper Bishop. It comes 11 days before Wrexham’s first game back in English fourth tier.
Mullin heads straight down the tunnel to the locker as Bill Waters replaces him.
Wrexham’s Paul Mullin was helped off the field after a hard challenge. pic.twitter.com/WinHM2Kk1w
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 26, 2023
12th min.: Chance Wrexham! The ball is sent over the top to Paul Mullin, who beats Jonny Evans, and Man United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop collides into Mullin. And Bishop wasn’t going after the ball.
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) July 26, 2023
Bishop gets a yellow card on the play, but in another circumstance he would’ve been sent off for fouling Mullin just ouside the box.
Mullin stays down. He’s Wrexham’s best player and it’s not what any Wrexham supporter wanted to see 15 minutes into this game. Medics are on the field. It looks like he will be replaced by Billy Waters.
7th min.: Interesting that it’s Wrexham getting the louder cheers at the stadium as Wrexham’s front two combine around the Man United box. But the chance fades away.
3rd min.: What a run by Wrexham wing-back Liam McAlinden, who tracked back to totally overwhelm United’s Toby Collyer and easily strip the ball away.
1st min.: The match is underway.
5 minutes until kickoff: The teams are on the field and we’re moments away from kickoff. Wrexham are in red, and Man United will be wearing the striped jersey at Snapdragon Stadium.
HERE WE GO! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/jPe5Will1k
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 26, 2023
We are under way at @Snapdragon Stadium — come on United! 🔥
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 26, 2023
30 minutes until kickoff: Wrexham owner Rob McElhenney speaking to ESPN ahead of the match:
“What Ryan [Reynolds] and I know for sure is that we know absolutely nothing about football. We just try to hire the right people to build the right culture and we trust Phil Parkinson.”
— Richard Sutcliffe (@RSooty73) July 26, 2023
45 minutes until kickoff: Here are the lineups for the match:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 26, 2023
Team news is in! Here’s how we line up for tonight’s game…
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) July 26, 2023
1 hour until kickoff: Wait, what? Erik Ten Hag has not watched the Wrexham documentary? The Man United manager also confirms the team he’s putting out against Wrexham.
🗣️ “I didn’t watch the Wrexham documentary!”
Erik ten Hag hasn’t been watching ‘Welcome to Wrexham in preparation for the pre-season friendly…
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) July 25, 2023
Man United vs Wrexham lineups
With Ten Hag and United’s senior players preparing for a match with Real Madrid in Texas just a day later, the Red Devils will be fielding a young-looking side against Wrexham manager by Under-21 coach Travis Binnion with Ten Hag in attendance.
The players will be hoping to impress their manager, while veteran centre-back Jonny Evans gets another run-out in defence, though it will be holding mid Daniel Gore who will be wearing the captain’s armband.
Man United lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 30. Nathan Bishop (GK) — 54. Marc Jurado, 48. Will Fish, 27. Jonny Evans, 42. Alvaro Fernandez — 44-Daniel Gore, 65. Toby Collyer — 46. Hannibal Mejbri, 47. Shola Shoretire, 59. Isak Hansen-Aaroen — 52. Joe Hugill
Man United subs (9): Harrison, Mee, Vitek, Aljofree, Kambwala, Pye, Oyedele, McNeil, Mejia
Wrexham are working hard to get in shape ahead of the new campaign and Phil Parkinson is fielding a strong team in San Diego, with many of the faces who helped the club earn promotion to League Two.
Manager Phil Parkinson has already made clear he’ll be making wholesale changes at halftime.
Wrexham lineup (5-3-2, right to left): 12. Ben Foster (GK) — 14. Anthony Forde, 5. Aaron Hayden, 4. Ben Tozer, 32. Max Cleworth, 3. Callum McFadzean — 11. Liam McAlinden, 22. Thomas O’Connor, 38. Elliot Lee — 9. Ollie Palmer, 10. Paul Mullin
Wrexham subs (11): 1. Rob Lainton (GK), 15. Eoghan O’Connell, 17. Bryce Hosannah, 25. Will Boyle, 19. Jacob Mendy, 29. Ryan Barnett, 7. Jordan Davies, 20. Andy Cannon, 30. James Jones, 16. Billy Waters, 18. Sam Dalby
Man United vs Wrexham live stream, TV channel
This preseason friendly takes place at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California, and kicks off on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
The match will be televised by ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes in the USA with both channels streaming on Fubo, which is available on a free trial for new users. ESPN+ will also provide a stream for subscribers.
In Australia, fans can watch the match on Paramount+.
MUTV will broadcast the match live to viewers across the rest of the world with monthly passes available for £7.99 an annual subscription at £29.99.
|USA||Tue, July 25||10:30 p.m. ET||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes||Fubo, ESPN+|
|Canada||Tue, July 25||10:30 p.m. ET||MUTV||MUTV|
|UK||Wed, July 26||3:30 a.m. BST||MUTV||MUTV|
|Australia||Wed, July 26||12:30 p.m. AEST||—||Paramount+|
|India||Wed, July 26||8:00 a.m. IST||MUTV||MUTV|
|Hong Kong||Wed, July 26||10:30 a.m. HKT||MUTV||MUTV|
|Malaysia||Wed, July 26||10:30 a.m. MYT||MUTV||MUTV|
|Singapore||Wed, July 26||10:30 a.m. SGT||MUTV||MUTV|
|New Zealand||Wed, July 26||2:30 p.m. NZST||MUTV||MUTV|
Published at Wed, 26 Jul 2023 03:23:00 +0000