Thursday 22 February 2018

Manchester United vs Sampdoria: What time does it start, where can I watch it and what are the odds?

General view of Aviva Stadium before the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifying Round Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Austria at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on June11, 2017 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
General view of Aviva Stadium before the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifying Round Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Austria at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on June11, 2017 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jack Watson

Manchester United travel to Dublin to take on Serie A side Sampdoria in their final pre-season friendly.

United toured America and won four out of their five matches, including a 2-0 win against rivals Manchester City. United head to Dublin after beating Valerenga 3-0 in Oslo.

Nemanja Matic is in line to make his first appearance for Manchester United after completing his £40m move from Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho has already signed Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Matic but remains in the market for at least one more player, with Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic in the manager’s eyesight.

Jose Mourinho has already signed Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Matic but remains in the market for at least one more player, with Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic in the manager’s eyesight.

What time is kick off?

Action at the Aviva Stadium kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday 2 August.

Where can I watch it?

MUTV are showing live coverage from 6.45pm.

It’s a big game for...

Nemanja Matic. The midfielder is likely to make his first appearance in a United shirt as part of a midfield three alongside Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba. Such a trio rivals any midfield unit in the Premier League and could lead United to the title if they can cohesively play together.

Player to watch...

Paul Pogba. The Frenchman will have more licence to get forward with the knowledge that Matic will be vigilant in his defensive responsibilities. Pogba has formed a good relationship with Lukaku on and off the pitch and can expect a higher goals return next season.

Odds...

Manchester United to win: 1/4

Draw: 19/4

Sampdoria to win: 10/1

(© Independent News Service)

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