Yes, it’s true, Australia. Man Utd have confirmed they will be going to Australia in Summer 2013 for their tour destination.
The Red Devils will play a friendly game against the A League All Star Team in Sidney in July 2012.
After beating Manchester City 2-3 in recent Manchester Derby, Manchester United announced that they will be visiting Australia as part of their 2013 summer tour.
The last time Sir Alex Ferguson’s team visited Australia was 13 years ago when they played two games against the national team.
The game will take place ANZ Stadium in Sydney on July 20th, 2012 and this time Red Devils will face the league’s leading players, which included Alex Del Piero, Marcos Flores, Thomas Broich and the legendary Emile Heskey.
FFA Chief executive David Gallop was very excited to announce this tour, “Having Manchester United as the opponent for our first ever A-League All Star game will put the A-League on the world stage, I’m absolutely delighted Australian fans will get to see the Red Devils in action against the best A-League players. It’s a massive opportunity for our players and one the fans won’t want to miss.”
Unlike the last time they visited Australia, when their leading stars like Scholes, Gary Neville and Beckham didn’t come, this time their star players such as Shinji Kagawa, van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand will be included to make sure the 82,000 Olympic stadium’s tickets get sold out.
Manchester United CEO David Gill is equally excited with the tour plan, “The game and training camp that will take place in Sydney will be an important part of the team’s preparation for the 2013/14 season,
“There are three main reasons we go on pre-season tour. First and foremost is the team’s preparation for the season ahead. But the tour also allows us to engage with our global fan base and network of commercial partners.
“It has been a while since we last visited Sydney and we are looking forward to renewing our relationship with our loyal and enthusiastic Australian fans.”