Manchester United to play exhibition match in Australia

  • Manchester United are to play an exhibition match in Australia during their pre-season tour next year against a team made up of domestic league players, Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced on Monday.

    The match slated for July 20 in Sydney against an A-League All Star team to be selected by local fans will be the English Premier League team’s first visit Down Under since a two-match tour in 1999.

    In a statement, FFA chief executive David Gallop said: “Having Manchester United as the opponent for our first ever A-League All Star game will put the ... A-League on the world stage.”