Manchester United ready to play Melbourne win at MCG

Manchester United have just given us a preview of what their pre-season will look like for next year and, for the first time since 1999, they are targeting Melbourne. The Red Devils will play two matches at the sporting cathedral that is the Melbourne Cricket Ground: the first against their Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and the second against our very own Melbourne Victory.

Man U is no stranger to Australia. In the past 25 years, we have seen Manchester United on our shores three times: a game against the Socceroos in Melbourne in 1999, an exhibition contest in 2013 with the A-League All-Stars in Sydney, as well as the match against Leeds which took place in Perth three years ago.

Manchester United are struggling in the Premier League this season, currently 20 points behind leaders and rivals Manchester City, sixth in the table. Melbourne Victory will also sit sixth in the A-League, 15 points behind their own rivals Melbourne City FC who are the current leaders. They each need to change things up and we might get a glimpse of that on Friday, July 15, 2022.

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Before coming to Melbourne, Manchester United are also set to face Liverpool in a game in Bangkok on July 12. After being confined to Europe for the past two years, the club are delighted to reconnect with their international fans.

“It’s been two years since the club was able to travel on a pre-season international tour, so we can’t wait to go back and reconnect with our fans in Australasia,” said Collette Roche, director of Manchester United operations:

“Our matches in Melbourne will be a wonderful opportunity for international fans to see their favorite players up close in an exciting fixture schedule.”

Helen L. Cuellar