Two best soccer teams from two different nations will lock horns in their pre-season friendly match on Wednesday, at FedEx Field, Landover, MD.

FC Barcelona and Manchester United will come together in a warm-up match for the preparations for the forthcoming season. Both teams are much known for their glories in the past, Fc Barcelona will be testing themselves for La Liga 2017/18, whereas Manchester United will be playing to prove themselves for Barclays Premier League 2017/18.

Both are in the list of qualified teams for group stages of UEFA Champions League 2017/18.

The summer transfer market is still open, and both teams have been finding the cracks in the team to fill it during this summer transfer windows.


This will be Manchester United's 5th friendly match in International Champions Cup 2017/18 as they have played against the teams with the likes of LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, and Real Madrid.They have registered the win in their all friendly matches this season. They will again be focusing on testing different players combination as they did in their every previous friendly match. United boss Jose Mourinho now must be looking to decide his playing 11 for elite tournaments like Barclays Premier League and Champions League. In a recent interview, he said that he's still missing 1-2 players that he would like to buy this transfer window.

He also said that Manchester United is ready to compete in elite leagues.

On the other hand, FC Barcelona will be facing their 2nd team in this friendly tournament. They have previously faced last season's Champions League finalists Juventus. Barcelona won it by 2-1 and will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum.

Barcelona still has two more friendly matches in their US tour against their rivals Real Madrid on July 29th and against Chapecoense on August 7th.

There are speculations across the soccer world that Neymar is about to join PSG for a world record fee of £195million. PSG had also tried to sign Arsenal player Alexis Sanchez but failed to lure him.

This might be the reason why French giants are compelled to chase for Neymar. Anyways, this will be too soon to say anything about transfers as soccer transfer windows is so versatile.

Players to Watch

Anthony Martial- This player is developing really well, but the problem for him is the lack of playing time. Since the arrival of Manchester United's new boss Jose Mourinho, he is so much inconsistent in playing matches. He was a starter for United's former boss, Louis Van Gaal team. Previous season Jose said about him that Martial is undoubtedly a prodigy, but he must adapt himself to new game plays and plans. Undoubtedly, he'll again get enough time against Barcelona, but it'd be interesting to see how Jose treats him in League games.

Romelo Lukaku- Lukaku has already scored his debut goal against Real Salt Lake and another impressive goal from a tight angle against United's local rivals Manchester City. It'd be good to watch how he performs against a team like Barcelona.

Neymar- Neymar scored two crucial goals in Barcelona's last game against Juventus which was tuned out to be their winning goals in 2-1 victory.His behavior doesn't tell that he has plannings to leave his current club, but speculations tell a different story. It'd be interesting to see how he links up with his team mates in the match against Manchester United.