Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Face Leeds in Pre-Season Tour Game Down Under

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Face Leeds in Pre-Season Tour Game Down Under

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UNITED will face Leeds United in Perth in July as the first fixtures of the 2019/20 pre-season schedule were announced.

The Reds will travel to Perth for two games at the Optus Stadium against Perth Glory on July 13 and Leeds United on July 17.

The club have spent four of their last five pre-season tours in the US, but - as revealed in yesterday's M.E.N. Sport - will travel Down Under ahead of next season.

The last time United had a pre-season tour outside of the United States was in Jose Mourinho's first season in charge in 2016 when the team went on a tour or China.

The 2019 trip also marks the first visit to Australia since 2013, and the first time they have played in Perth since 1975. The game against old rivals Leeds will be the first since 2011 - barring any match-up in the FA Cup this season. …

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