November 21 – Manchester United, who last week blamed a shortened pre-season tour as a reason for missing their first quarter revenue target, have moved swiftly in planning their Tour 2019 pre-season, announcing they will play Perth Glory and Leeds United in Australia.
Both matches will be played at the Optus Stadium in Perth, with the club taking on Perth Glory on Saturday July 13 and Leeds United on Wednesday July 17.
This will be the fifth visit Man Utd has made to Australia, the first being in 1967. The match against Leeds United will be the first time they have met since 2011.
Manchester United’s Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, said: “Our pre-season tour is an integral part of the squad’s preparation for the forthcoming season and after what will be a forty four year absence since we last played in Perth we are delighted to be returning to Western Australia to play not just one, but two games against Perth Glory and Leeds United. As well as preparing for the season ahead, the club will also have the opportunity to engage with our loyal fans in Australia, who last got the chance to see us play in Sydney in 2013.”
The club has reserved seats for season ticket holders. Tour 2019 games will be shown live on MUTV and the Official App.
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