2019–20 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
2019–20 season
Co-chairmenJoel and Avram Glazer
ManagerOle Gunnar Solskjær
StadiumOld Trafford

The 2019–20 season will be Manchester United's 28th season in the Premier League and their 45th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. The club will participate in the Premier League, the UEFA Europa League, the EFL Cup and the FA Cup.

This will be the first season since 2008–09 without club captain Antonio Valencia who will leave United at the end of the 2018–19 season.[1]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

United will precede their 2019–20 campaign with a tour of Australia, Singapore, China, Norway and Wales. The first two matches were announced in November 2018 with the opposition provided by Perth Glory and Leeds United in Australia.[2] On 27 March 2019, three more matches were announced to be part of the International Champions Cup with the opposition provided by Internazionale (Singapore), Tottenham Hotspur (China) and Milan (Wales).[3] On 23 May 2019, United announced an additional friendly against Kristiansund BK, Ole Gunnar Solskjær's boyhood club.[4]

Date Opponents H/A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
13 July 2019 Perth Glory N
17 July 2019 Leeds United N
20 July 2019 Internazionale N
25 July 2019 Tottenham Hotspur N
30 July 2019 Kristiansund N
3 August 2019 Milan N

Premier League[edit]

Matches[edit]

The Premier League fixtures were announced on 13 June 2019.[5] It will be the first Premier League season to have a mid-season break and also will be the first season to use VAR.

Date Opponents A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance League
position
11 August 2019 Chelsea A

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Norwich City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 9 August 2019. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champions, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).

FA Cup[edit]

As a Premier League side, Manchester United will enter the 2019–20 FA Cup in the Third Round.

EFL Cup[edit]

As one of the seven English sides competing in UEFA competitions in 2019–20, Manchester United will enter the 2019–20 EFL Cup in the third round.

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Having finished sixth in the 2018–19 Premier League, Manchester United will play in the UEFA Europa League in 2019–20, entering at the group stage. This will be the club's first UEFA Europa League campaign since winning the competition in 2016–17 and their fourth in nine years, previously playing in the knockout stage in 2011–12 and 2015–16. The draw for the group stage will be held in Monaco on 30 August 2019.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2019[a] FW Wales Daniel James Wales Swansea City Undisclosed[b] [7]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
30 June 2019 MF Spain Ander Herrera Released [8]
DF Ecuador Antonio Valencia Released [9]
DF Wales Regan Poole England Milton Keynes Dons Free [10][11]
FW England Zak Dearnley Released [10]
MF England Tom Sang Released
MF England Callum Whelan Released
MF England Matty Willock England Gillingham Free [10][12]
FW England James Wilson Released [10]
DF United States Matthew Olosunde Released
DF England Tyrell Warren Released
MF Antigua and Barbuda DJ Buffonge Released
MF England Callum Gribbin Released
FW Netherlands Millen Baars Released
FW England Josh Bohui Released
GK England James Thompson Released

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Signed on 12 June 2019
  2. ^ Fee reported as £15 million[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Adam (12 May 2019). "Old Trafford says farewell to Valencia". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Reds to play two games in Perth, Australia". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Reds confirm tour games in China, Singapore and Wales". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ "United Announce Pre-season Friendlies". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Premier League fixtures for 2019/20 announced". Premier League. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Daniel James completes Man United transfer on five-year deal". Sky Sports. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Welsh winger Daniel James seals transfer to Man Utd". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ Thompson, Gemma (11 May 2019). "Ander Herrera: I owe fans a lot". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  9. ^ Marshall, Adam (12 May 2019). "Old Trafford says farewell to Valencia". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d Marshall, Adam (7 June 2019). "United confirm list of released players". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  11. ^ Lock, Toby (14 June 2019). "Dons sign former Manchester United defender Regan Poole". Milton Keynes Citizen. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  12. ^ Catterick, Phill (13 June 2019). "Matty Willock signs for Gills on two-year deal". gillinghamfootballclub.com. Gillingham FC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.