Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag's first game at home will be a pre-season friendly against LaLiga side Rayo Vallecano at the end of July, the Premier League club announced on Monday. The match at Old Trafford on July 31 will conclude United's preparations for the new leauge season, which starts on Aug. 6. Ten Hag's side are due to visit Thailand and Australia as part of their pre-season tour before playing Atletico Madrid in Oslo and then Rayo, who finished 12th in LaLiga last term.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata will follow Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard through the exit door at Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of the month, the Premier League side announced on Thursday. The Spaniard, 34, moved to United from Chelsea in January 2014 and made 285 appearances, winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League during an eight-year spell. A skilful playmaker, Mata managed 51 goals and 47 assists for United but failed to consistently replicate the form that made him an indispensable part of Chelsea's attacking set-up.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this month, the Premier League side said on Wednesday. The France international re-signed for United from Juventus in 2016 but failed to deliver on his huge promise, often struggling for consistency at Old Trafford. "The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June, upon the expiry of his contract," the club said in a statement.