As preparations for the new season reach their climax this week, City take on both of Scotland's footballing giants.
Thankfully, Rangers fans won't be making an unwelcome return to the streets of Manchester as Mark Hughes takes his team up to Glasgow to face the current Scottish champions at Ibrox on Wednesday, August 5th. The game kicks off at 10.45pm (UAE) and will be screened live on Al Jazeera Sport +4.
The Blues return to Manchester on Thursday to host an open training session at Eastlands, before taking on Celtic in the final pre-season friendly of the summer on Saturday, August 8th at 6.00pm (UAE). This game currently isn't scheduled to be shown live in the UAE, but streams should be available on the internet. I'll update this as and when I get the necessary info. Edit: It's live on Al Jazeera Sport +4 at 6.00pm (UAE)
City also take on Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Wednesday, August 19th. More info to follow.