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Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho instructs players during a training session in ChinaReuters

Premier League giants Manchester United go into a mouthwatering showdown with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on Friday at the Shanghai Stadium in China. Jose Mourinho's side started their preseason routine with a comfortable 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium last Saturday.

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A double from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira in the second half of the match saw the Red Devils get the much-needed edge over their opponents. United take on Manchester City following this game in what will be a majorly-anticipated encounter on July 25. Mourinho and Pep Guardiola's rivalry once again surfaces in Beijing, ahead of Premier League 2016-17.

While star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not a part of United's China tour as he has been given an extended holiday, new signings including Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are still in contention to make it to the United team on Friday. 

The Portuguese coach has confirmed Bailly will be partnering with Phil Jones in the heart of the defence for United against Dortmund. If Mkhitaryan plays, this will be the first time he will be featuring against his former club.

The likes of David de Gea, Paddy McNair, Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney are also in contention to feature in the game. Here is the full United squad for the China tour.

Meanwhile, it needs to be seen whether Germany international Mario Gotze, who re-signed for Dortmund on Thursday from Bayern Munich, will feature in the game. Former United attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa too could be involved in the game, along side Marco Reus. The most lethal man, however, for Thomas Tuchel's side is Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"They [Dortmund] are a team that has played five matches and a team that has five matches in their legs. They started training a couple of weeks before us and they didn't have so many players like we did in the Copa America and the Euros," Mourinho said ahead of the game.

"So basically they only have two or three players out, they have the whole team working together for about a month and I repeat they have played five matches. So I expect to see two teams in different moments of their preparation, but it is good for us because it is more of a challenge.

"We are not here in pre-season playing for points so if you don't win then you don't win. You try to have conditioning in the team and to know the players better. For example I want to see the different formations and different players in different positions with different combinations," the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager explained.

The match kicks off at 8 p.m. China time (1 p.m. BST, 5:30 p.m. IST, 8 a.m. ET) on July 22.

Where to watch live

India: TV - Sony ESPN. Live streaming - SonyLiv

UK: TV - None. Live streaming - MUTV

USA: TV - ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes TV. Live streaming - WatchESPN

Germany: TV - Sport 1. Live streaming - BVB Total

China: TV - Tianjin Sports, Guangdong Sports. Live streaming - Le TV

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