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Are Man Utd playing while the 2022 World Cup is on? Mid-season fixtures, TV channel and kick-off times

ERIK TEN HAG will be hoping all 16 of his players return safely from the World Cup – but Manchester United have mid-season business to attend to in the mean time.

Alejandro Garnacho’s stoppage time winner saw the Red Devil’s snatch all three points from Fulham in their last Premier League outing.

Alejandro Garnacho scored the winning goal for Manchester United against Fulham

And with Garnacho failing to make the cut for Argentina, fans can expect to see more of him in United’s upcoming friendlies.

Find out who the Manchester giants have been scheduled to play below…

Who are Manchester United playing during the World Cup?

Manchester United have organised a winter training camp in Spain for the players who will not be involved at the World Cup.

Wednesday December 7

  • Cadiz vs Manchester United – 7pm GMT –

Saturday December 10

  • Real Betis vs Manchester United – 5pm GMT

What TV channel will Manchester United’s friendlies be on and can I live stream them?

Both matches will be shown LIVE on MUTV in the UK.

Subscription members can also watch the action on the club’s 24/7 streaming platforms which is available via the United app or

What has been said?

Manchester United’s football director John Murtough believes that the two friendlies are a great opportunity for Premier League return preparation.

And it also provides Erik Ten Hag with the chance to give some of the younger players a run out.

Murtough said: These matches will help ensure that our whole squad is prepared for the resumption of club football after the World Cup, as we look to maintain our positive momentum into the second half of the season. 

“The week-long training camp and matches against Cadiz CF and Real Betis Balompie will also provide an opportunity for some of our younger players to experience what it is like to train within a first-team environment, as well as play against two competitive La Liga sides.”

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