Peter Dejong, AP
United's Paul Pogba controls the ball during the Group A Europa League match between Feyenoord and Manchester United at the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
SANDY — When Manchester United rolls into Rio Tinto Monday night, many of the world's great soccer players will be on display.
Any of the players who don the red jersey are more than worthy of recognition, however. Here are 11 players to watch for as the exhibition commences:
One of the world's top midfielders, Pogba led France to the Final of the UEFA Euro Cup this past summer and is the epitome of what a team needs from a center mid. He is ultra-athletic, smart, and makes precision passes to his teammates. At 24 years old, he is still entering the prime of his career but has been playing professionally at an immense level since 2011.
Lukaku could make his debut for Manchester Unite against RSL on Monday. Another 24-year-old, the Belgian striker has premiered for Everton since 2013, scoring 68 goals for the senior team, and adding 20 for his international squad since 2010. With the departure of long-time forward Wayne Rooney, Lukaku has immense pressure to be the new goal-scoring face of the franchise.
The 26-year-old starting goalkeeper is one of the best in the world. He plays internationally for perennial powerhouse Spain and has appeared in 200 matches for Manchester United. One of the most athletically-gifted goalkeepers in the Premier League, he takes on a lot of the team's responsibilities on defense.
Mkhitaryan is the captain and the all-time leading goal-scorer for his native country of Armenia, pairing him with RSL's Yura Movsisyan in international play. He is a relatively new addition to the team, having been signed in 2016 after playing three seasons with Germany's Borussia Dortmund. Fast and smart with the ball, he could give RSL defenders fits.
Another attacking midfielder, Mata was a key component for the Spanish national team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2010. He is incredibly speedy on and off the ball and has a keen eye for scoring when put in the right positions. He has slotted 27 career goals for Manchester United since 2014. However, his passing, particularly crosses into the box, are what makes this player so dangerous.
Bailly represents the Ivory Coast in international play. The 23-year-old center back is rock solid in the back line. At nearly 6-foot-2, he is tough to beat on headers on defense, and his speed and strength make it difficult for opposing attacking players to get good opportunities on goal.
Romero is normally the starter for the Argentina national squad, which made the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup before losing to Germany. Though he has only appeared six times for Manchester United since 2015, mainly due to the solid play of de Gea, in this exhibition match he could see significant playing time.
Blind is a left-back who helped lead the Netherlands to a surprising third-place finish at the 2014 World Cup. Blind is utilized on the offense, making quality runs on the ball in counter-attacks as well as being an effective stopper in Manchester United's final third of the pitch.
Fellaini's best asset is on free kicks and corners, where, at 6-foot-4, he is extremely effective in heading balls into the back of the net. However, he is skilled on both sides of the ball as a midfielder and likely has the best hair on the team.
Martial relies on power and technique in the box to be a solid goal-scorer. However, he is quick to get into wide areas and make quality passes to teammates in the box when they're needed. At just 21 years old, the Frenchman is one of the players with the most potential for Manchester United for years to come.
Carrick is one of the most experienced players on the pitch most nights, having played over 300 matches with Manchester United since 2006. He recently took the captain's armband when Wayne Rooney left for Everton. Carrick, at age 35, is not as athletic as he once was, but still makes tremendous passes and gets the offense rolling in transition.