CONFIRMED: Manchester United line-up v Real Madrid - Keane starts

Who plays today at the 'Big House' in this highly anticipated friendly?

Manchester United XI: De Gea; M Keane, Jones, Evans; Valencia, Herrera, Fletcher, Young; Mata; Rooney, Welbeck.

Manchester United take on Real Madrid this evening in what will surely be one of the most watched football friendlies of all time. A near sell-out crowd is expected at the University of Michigan's 'Big House' for the game - which holds a capacity of 109,000.

The game is therefore set to be the most watched 'soccer' game in US history - as traditionally the two biggest clubs in world football go toe-to-toe.

Unfortunately for many a fan there will be no World Player of the Year present. Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the game after failing to get his match fitness up to scratch since returning from holiday. He is also still carrying a minor injury. Louis van Gaal has also confirmed Chris Smalling will not feature - but we fear his absence will not be so keenly felt.

But regardless it should be a sensational game in the International Champions Cup. Real Madrid have failed to win any of their games so far while United have won their fixtures against Inter Milan and Roma.

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