Everton's United Friendly Kick-Off Change

Everton's pre-season friendly with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday 7 August will kick off at 12.45pm after being brought forward from its original 5pm time slot.

The trip to Premier League rivals United is set to conclude Everton's preparations for 2021/22, with new manager Rafael Benitez poised for his first competitive game in charge when Southampton visit Goodison Park on Saturday 14 August.

Further information regarding ticket details and prices for the Manchester United friendly will be provided on Everton club channels in due course.

Everton beat Accrington Stanley in a practice match on Saturday, five days after reporting back to USM Finch Farm for pre-season training, and next week go to the USA for this month's Florida Cup.

Benitez's team play Millonarios from Colombia in their first match Stateside on Sunday 25 July (1.30am UK time on Monday 26 July), before a game against either Arsenal or Inter Milan three days later.

Full details about how to stream our pre-season matches – including via – will be confirmed shortly.