An International Champions Cup 2015 match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday will provide Louis Van Gaal another opportunity to get his Manchester United players up to speed.
Van Gaal uses two different playing XIs in the 1-0 win over Club America last week, and the manager revealed the same policy will be used in this preseason game against the MLS side at the Avaya Stadium.
"It's the same lineup in the first half and the second half, only Sam Johnstone shall play 90 minutes because we don't take any risks with the other two goalkeepers," Van Gaal told MUTV.
The manager also confirmed that goalkeeper David De Gea and Antonio Valencia will sit out the match owing to minor knocks. De Gea continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, and Van Gaal would have been looking forward to tempering those stories down by playing the Spain international in this match, only for an injury to scupper those hopes.
"They are minor injuries so they have visited the hospital this morning," Van Gaal said of De Gea and Valencia. "It is confirmed they cannot play against San Jose, I think, but I think we have to wait."
Morgan Schneiderlin was the hero of the first preseason game for Manchester United, scoring the only goal of the match in his first outing for his new club. The other new signings – Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay -- also got a chance to impress, and Van Gaal will want the new faces to get some more vital playing time on Tuesday.
Depay played in the No.10 role behind Wayne Rooney in the first International Champions Cup game against Club America, and the Netherlands forward is looking forward to linking up with the England man again and forming a great partnership.
"Wayne coached me a lot through the game and talked to me about which position I should take and when to defend," Depay told the club's official website. "We have to form a duo and I have the right feeling with him.
"The manager said congratulations on my debut, he was happy for me. He expects much more from me as well and that's important for me to work on. I had some moments and some passes but I expect more from myself. I'll keep focused and keep training hard."
San Jose Earthquakes will want to make an impression in front of their home fans, and their defender Clarence Goodson is expecting a tough contest.
"They are a top-class team," Goodson told the official website of MLS. "They have great players and we are pretty much looking forward to it. It is going to be a very difficult challenge for us."
Where to Watch Live
Manchester United vs San Jose Earthquakes is scheduled for an 8 pm local time (8.30 am IST, 4 am BST) start with live coverage in India on Star Sports4. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India on Starsports.com.
Viewers in the UK and the rest of the world can catch the match live on MUTV, while the action can also be live streamed on MUTV Online.