Rangers to face Manchester United in summer friendly at Murrayfield

Philippe Clement's side will face the Red Devils as part of their pre-season preparations.

Rangers are to take on English Premier League giants Manchester United in a pre-season friendly at Murrayfield.

The sides will meet in Edinburgh on Saturday, July 20 as part of their preparations for the new season.

The pair were on opposing sides when the clubs last met in the UEFA Champions League in 2010.

Rangers boss Philippe Clement will put his players through their paces against Erik Ten Haag’s side, with United’s team expected to include some stellar names.

Ibrox chief commercial officer Karim Varani said: “We are delighted to have been invited to play in this terrific fixture in July against a high-level of opposition in Manchester United.

“Our supporters have fond memories of our one previous trip to Murrayfield, and I am sure will enjoy a fantastic day in the Capital in the summer at what is an excellent venue.

“For the club, while most-importantly it will give us an excellent preparation game for Philippe’s men’s first-team squad, it will also give us terrific exposure with the game set to be shown all over the world.

“We are very much looking forward to this game, and will confirm the remainder of our pre-season plans for this summer in due course.”

Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown said: “Two of the biggest clubs in British football coming together in the Scottish capital is one of those can’t-miss occasions for any football fan. Last year, when United faced Olympique Lyonnais, the fans’ support was fantastic, and I am sure, alongside the Rangers fans, the atmosphere at this year’s game will be incredible.”

Lee McCulloch, who won three Premier League titles with Rangers, said: “I remember it like it was yesterday, playing United in 2010. While the result didn’t go the way we wanted, it was a brilliant occasion, and a powerful representation of the strength of both sides as powerhouses in their respective nations.

“Rangers are, once again, back fighting at the top of the Scottish Premiership and Manchester United remain one of the leading sides in global football. Scottish Gas Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby, is one of the most magical sporting venues in the world, so it seems only fitting to have such a thrilling fixture hosted there.”

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