Manchester United confirm pre-season tour of the USA

Manchester United fans cheer on their side against Barcelona during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara
Image: Manchester United last toured the US in 2015 under Louis van Gaal

Manchester United have confirmed this summer’s pre-season tour will take place in the USA.

The tour will see Jose Mourinho's men play five games in five cities over a two-week period in July.

The schedule including matches in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC with a fifth city to be confirmed.

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Further details including opposition teams, venues and ticket details will be announced in the coming days.

Speaking of the club's summer plans, Manchester United's executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, said: "Visiting North America will give the team the best possible preparation for the new season, using top class training facilities and playing in some great stadiums.

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"We have witnessed first-hand the passion and support for the club in the US in recent years, so naturally it is something that everybody is very much looking forward to this summer."

United last visited the USA under Louis van Gaal in 2015 when they played matches in Seattle, Santa Clara, San Jose and Chicago.

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Last summer United's preseason preparations in China were hampered when their game against Manchester City was called off due to torrential Beijing weather and pitch concerns.

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