Manchester United vs Inter

International Champions Cup

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Vidic reunion

It is less than a month since Nemanja Vidic officially became an Inter Milan player, leaving Manchester United following the expiration of his contract, and the Old Trafford legend is already set to face his now former club.

Inter and United face each other in the inaugural International Champions Cup, a pre-season tournament in the USA, and it should be as competitive as a supposed friendly encounter can possibly be.

Vidic, though, concedes he is relieved there is not a more notable prize up for grabs in this encounter, admitting he would find it rather difficult if he was to face Manchester United in a competitive fixture.

"It's good that it’s a friendly match," Vidic told MUTV.

"I wouldn’t love to play against United in a competitive game. But it will be strange playing against players I trained with, against a club I was part of for so many years. In another way, I will be glad to see friends."

Van Gaal hoping for more

Louis van Gaal will be expecting his Manchester United players to perform more consistently than their last outing, during which they very nearly surrendered a 3-0 lead against Roma in their opening game of this competition.

Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera had all performed to distinction in the first-half as United raced into a dominant lead, although they were on the back-foot for much of the second period as Roma pegged the score back to 3-2.

Van Gaal’s side were able to hold on for victory, but the new Manchester United manager was far from satisfied with their performance, claiming that all his ‘passers’ failed to perform to his expectations.

The teams

Manchester United XI: Lindegaard; Smalling, Jones, Evans; Valencia, Fletcher, Herrera, Young; Mata; Rooney, Welbeck.

Subs: De Gea, Zaha, Kagawa, Nani, Cleverley, Blackett, Smalling, M.Keane, Hernandez, Lingard.

Inter XI: Handanovic; Ranocchia, Vidic, Juan Jesus; D'Ambrosio, Jonathan, Kuzmanovic, Krhin, Dodò; Botta, Icardi.

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Real Madrid up next

Manchester United will end their tour of the US with a final International Champions Cup outing against Real Madrid, with the European champions set to provide the competition in front of a enormous crowd in Michigan.

An encounter with Real Madrid of course offers the opportunity for Manchester United to face club icon Cristiano Ronaldo, and it is a game hugely anticipated by both fans and players.

"The Madrid game's going to be a great one. I hear we're going to play in front of 110,000 fans so that'll be a great occasion,” said Chris Smalling.

“They had a terrific season last year so it's good to test ourselves against the top teams in pre-season.

“We've got off to a good start so far and if we can get the next win, we'll be looking at extending our stay and playing in the ICC final in Miami. That would be perfect preparation for the new season."

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