Manchester United announce pre-season tour of the United States of America this summer

Manchester United have announced their pre-season tour of the United States of America this summer. It will be the second consecutive summer that United have travelled to the country to get ready for the new Premier League season. This summer, the FIFA World Cup may see that many of the clubs players do not take part in the tour, or much of it, which will be a shame. The Old Trafford club has announced that they will face Mexican side Club America and MLS side San Jose Earthquakes – having played both teams at some point in the last few years.

United are expected to participate in the International Champions Cup this summer, which should see a further three matches added to the American leg of the pre-season tour. That will be announced by the promoters of the pre-season competition at a later date. United will face Mexican side, Club America at the Phoenix University Stadium on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 19:00 local time before facing MLS side San Jose Earthquakes at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 14:00 local time.

Speaking about the clubs summer plans, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, reported by the official Manchester United website, said:

“The tour is a central part of the team’s preparation for a long and intense campaign and this is the second consecutive year that we will travel to the US. The training facilities are world class and the games will be played in front of passionate crowds, making it an ideal environment for the players to gear up for the new season. 

“The club, manager and team always receive a great welcome when visiting America, with our millions of US fans always keen to get closer to Manchester United.”

Aon will be presenting the pre-season tour, well the first two matches of it and the president and chief executive officer of the company, Greg Case, said:

“We are pleased to partner with Manchester United to present Tour 2018. At Aon, we produce insights, driven by data and delivered by experts, that help organisations around the world reduce volatility and improve performance. Like Manchester United, we believe insights are the difference between winning and losing and are proud to provide our clients the edge they need to stay ahead of the competition.”

It is expected that Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Juventus will all take part in the International Champions Cup in America this summer. This has not been confirmed. It is unlikely that there will be a Manchester derby in the competition this summer, with Liverpool set to go head to head with United, possibly at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan – as yet this has not been confirmed by either club or the International Champions Cup organisers.

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