New Manchester United signing Nemanja Matic is on course for his debut for the club on Wednesday night (tonight).
The Premier League club, who won the Europa League last season, face Serie A side Sampdoria in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday night in Jose Mourinho's side's seventh friendly of a busy pre-season.
The Serbia midfielder joined United from Chelsea on Monday, a day before his 29th birthday, for a fee of £35 million plus £5m in add-ons.
Matic did not train with the Chelsea squad or play any pre-season games before his switch, leaving him short of match fitness.
He had initially been expected to wait till next Tuesday in the Super Cup against Real Madrid for his debut, but Matic travelled with the United squad to Dublin earlier on Wednesday.
United took a strong squad to Dublin that included David De Gea, Paul Pogba and Anthony Valencia.