Manchester United pre-season dates confirmed as uncertainty around Erik ten Hag continues

Manchester United will begin their pre-season for the 2024/25 season in just over a month, despite uncertainty remaining around the future of Erik ten Hag.

Ten Hag has been in charge at Old Trafford for two years and INEOS are conducting a season review to determine whether to persist with the Dutchman.

United ended last season by winning the FA Cup, which represented a second trophy for Ten Hag, but they finished eighth in the Premier League and recorded a minus goal difference.

The Reds could have a new manager by the time pre-season begins, but Ten Hag could also oversee his third pre-season at the club if he's given the backing of the board.

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United have already confirmed five pre-season dates. They will play games in Norway and Scotland before flying to North America for a tour of the United States.

The pre-season schedule will begin on July 15 with a trip to Trondheim in Norway, where United will play against Rosenborg in front of their huge Scandinavian support.

Another trip to Murrayfield - United played there last summer - in Edinburgh, Scotland will come next on July 20 and Rangers will play United for the first time since 2010.

After that, United will fly to the States and will play Arsenal in Los Angeles on July 28, which will be followed by a clash against Real Betis on August 1 in San Diego.

The US tour will end against fierce rivals Liverpool in Columbia on August 3 and the friendly will be played at the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium.

United played a total of eight pre-season friendlies last summer and more fixtures could be added to 2024's schedule to ensure the team is prepared for the new campaign.

The 2024/25 Premier League season will kick off on August 17 and the fixture list for the season will be announced on Tuesday next week.

United's confirmed fixtures in pre-season:

  • 15 July | Rosenborg, Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim

  • 20 July | Rangers, Murrayfield, Edinburgh

  • 28 July | Arsenal, SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles

  • 1 August | Real Betis, Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego

  • 3 August | Liverpool, USC Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia