Manchester United announce dates for two-match Australia tour – taking over Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace on the MCG
- Manchester United will fly to Australia for two pre-season matches from July 15
- Red Devils to face Melbourne Victory & fellow EPL facet Crystal Palace at MCG
- Manchester United final visited Melbourne again in 1999, performed the Socceroos
English Premier League membership Manchester United has confirmed they’re heading to Australia for a two-match pre-season tour in July.
The Red Devils will tackle Tony Popovic’s Melbourne Victory on Friday July 15 after which fellow EPL facet Crystal Palace on Tuesday July 19.
Both matches will probably be staged on the iconic MCG and are anticipated to draw about 150,000 spectators.
Victorian Minister for Employment Jaala Pulford stated information of Manchester United arriving on native shores will create a pure buzz for sports activities followers.
‘They will probably be a serious drawcard to draw guests to Melbourne and encourage locals to move into the town for the video games,’ she stated.
EPL giants Manchester United have confirmed a pre-season tour to Australia this year
The Red Devils will tackle Melbourne Victory and fellow EPL facet Crystal Palace throughout their pre-season tour in July
Both pre-season matches will probably be performed on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (pictured)
‘This is a good alternative to see one of many world’s biggest sporting groups play in Melbourne – the nation’s sporting capital.’
Manchester United have received 13 English Premier League titles and revel in a legion of followers globally.
The membership has an enormous Australian following and there will probably be sturdy demand for tickets to the Red Devils’ first Melbourne matches since 1999.
The tour follows the success of earlier English Premier League exhibition matches, together with Liverpool in 2013 and Manchester City two years later.
Any journey to Australia is difficult for unvaccinated guests in Covid occasions.
If not absolutely jabbed, gamers will require a journey exemption to be able to enter the nation or quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
Tennis celebrity Novak Djokovic was deported on the eve of the Australian Open in January when Immigration Minister Alex Hawke cancelled the Serbian’s visa.
The overwhelming majority of United’s squad are believed to be vaccinated.