After a 2-0 victory over Leeds United, the Reds will continue their pre-season fixtures. Therefore, Man United vs Lyon will come into play on Wednesday at Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland.
The Red Devils were flawless during the previous pre-season under Erik ten Hag. Amazingly, they have already started an unbeaten run on their current pre-season tour.
The Premier League side will play at least six games in their pre-season. As a result, they have a long way to go before the 2023-2024 season starts.
Manchester United were very balanced against Leeds United. Therefore, they would want to claim another victory over the Ligue 1 side on Wednesday.
Erik ten Hag used two different starting XIs against Leeds United. As a result, he has enough reinforcements to face the French side at Murrayfield Stadium.
At the same time, Lyon won their last club friendly game, which was 2-1 over De Treffers. That being said, they also won’t hold back against the Red Devils.
Regardless of the competition, Ligue 1 sides usually struggle against English sides. Therefore, Lyon would have to be strong, so as to be able to face the Red Devils.
Man United vs Lyon last fixture against each other was in 2008 in the UEFA Champions League. And it ended in a victory for the Red Devils.
Speaking of head-to-head matches, the two sides have met 4 times. Meanwhile, Manchester United had 2 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats, making them unbeaten.
Lyon are literally winless in their previous games against the Red Devils. So, they would want to win at all costs against the EPL team at Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday.
Regardless of the competition, Manchester United would have to deal with Rayan Cherki and Alexandre Lacazette. These players are dangerous weapons.
Also, the Ligue 1 side would have to be careful of Mason Mount, Antony, Casemiro, and the rest. Because they are the heart of the Red Devils in every game.
Man United vs Lyon team news
The Red Devils just completed the signing of André Onana from Inter Milan. However, he won’t be able to face Lyon at Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Manchester United reportedly set to request VISA for the goalkeeper. They want him to join the squad on their pre-season tour in the United States of America.
Casemiro missed the Leeds United game. However, the Brazilian has already returned to Carrington, and he should be available this week.
Alvaro Fernández, Omari Forson, Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo, and other youngsters are available. And they will all be with the squad to face Lyon in the club friendly.
Marcus Rashford missed their previous game. Which means he’s most likely to be unavailable on Wednesday, won’t be able to face the French side.
Also, Alejandro Garnacho was not available to face Leeds United. However, he will definitely return to Carrington as soon as possible, joining the squad in the USA.
Erik ten Hag played both Matej Kovar and Tom Heaton as goalkeepers last week. Therefore, Dean Henderson wasn’t part of the squad.
Interestingly, Lisandro Martínez has returned to the squad. He played 45 minutes against Leeds United in their previous friendly game.
Meanwhile, Lyon are also equipped with many brilliant and talented players. They have enough reinforcements to face Manchester United at Murrayfield Stadium.
Rayan Cherki missed the team’s previous club friendly match. However, he’s expected to be available to face the Red Devils at Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday.
The Frenchman has been linked to many clubs in the Premier League. The likes of Chelsea, Newcastle, and others are heavily interested in him.
As a result, he would want to showcase his potential against Manchester United. As a result, Erik ten Hag’s troops would have to be aware of him.
In the same vein, Alexandre Lacazette played 45 minutes against De Treffers. Therefore, he will be available to face the Red Devils during their pre-season in the USA.
Lacazette is no stranger to Manchester United. He played against them many times during his time at Arsenal in the Premier League.
As a result, he knows how to hurt the Red Devils. Nevertheless, the likes of Lisandro Martínez and Raphael Varane won’t take it easy on him throughout the game.
Manchester United and Lyon won’t really miss any players on Wednesday. Therefore, they have enough reinforcements to face each other on the pitch.
Manchester United possible lineup:
Heaton; Wan-bissaka, Varane, Martínez, Williams; Casemiro, Mount, Fernandes; Antony, Forson, Sancho.
Lyon possible lineup:
Lopes; Laaziri, Lovren, Diomande, Mata; Tolisso, Lepenant; Jeffinho, Mohamed, Cherki; Lacazette.
Man United vs Lyon predictions
The Premier League side remains unbeaten against the French side in all competitions. Therefore, they would definitely want to continue their unbeaten streak, regardless of the competition.
At the same time, Lyon would want to end their winless streak against Manchester United. So, they will face the Red Devils with a high level of winning spirit.
It’s just a club friendly, however, the two teams are expected to go hard on each other. Of course, they both have enough brilliant and talented players in their squads.
Man United vs Lyon predictions are most likely to favor the Red Devils. Because they know how to face and win over Ligue 1 sides, regardless of competition.
Apart from Paris Saint-Germain, Erik ten Hag is capable of defeating Lyon. Therefore, it’s going to be an interesting 90 minutes between the two sides.
Man United 3-2 Lyon
Man United vs Lyon will kick-off at 14:00 BST on Wednesday. The club friendly will take place at Murrayfield Stadium.