Manchester United will play a pre-season friendly against Atletico Madrid before the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
The match will take place on July 30 at 14:00 local time, and will mark United’s return to the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, exactly three years to the day since they last played there against Kristiansund in 2019.
After being booted out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid in March, the Red Devils will be seeking to establish their worth against the Spanish heavyweights.
United fell 1-0 to Diego Simeone’s team at Old Trafford, with Renan Lodi scoring the game’s only goal in the first half.
As a result, United, who had already been eliminated from the FA Cup, were defeated 2-1 on aggregate in the last-16 tie.
The Red Devils will be eager to exact vengeance on the Spanish side when they meet in July.
The statement came shortly after it was revealed that United would not play any pre-season friendlies in the United Kingdom this summer.
As a result, United fans will have to wait until August 6, 2022-2023, to see the Dutch manager in action in the UK.
The Red Devils were scheduled to return to pre-season training on July 4, but it is now believed that ten Hag wants his players to report back on June 20 to get in form for the start of the Premier League season.
Manchester United’s football director, John Murtough, comments: “Pre-season is such an important part of the squad’s preparations for the season ahead.
“Our players and coaching staff will be relishing the opportunity to play against such a high-calibre opponent in Atletico Madrid, as well as the chance to perform in front of a full stadium of passionate Norwegian fans.”
Manchester United’s chief operating officer, Collette Roche, said: “Manchester United has a deep and long-standing relationship with Norway and we are delighted to be returning to play at the Ullevaal Stadium this summer.
“Our visit will coincide with the 40th anniversary of our official Norwegian supporters’ club, reflecting the strength of support we have in the country.
“We know that both our locally-based and travelling fans will provide a great reception for the team,” she added.