Manchester United to play Bayern Munich in August friendly
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 11/06/18 3:46pm
Manchester United will travel to Germany to play Bayern Munich in their final pre-season friendly ahead of the 2018/19 season.
The match will take place at the Allianz Arena on August 5, with the match kicking off at 7.15pm (8.15pm local time).
The trip to Bavaria follows five games in the USA for Jose Mourinho's side, who will face Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid during the stay in the US.
The two giants of European football teased fans by hinting at the possibility of the friendly while trading friendly jibes on Twitter.
We’re— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 11, 2018
⚪️ On holiday
🔘 Available in early August to visit a big club in Germany for a final pre-season game of the summer. Any takers?
Manchester United's Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, said: "The team are facing some of the world's toughest opponents over the course of pre-season, in top class stadiums which will allow a significant number of our supporters to get closer to the team they love.
"The competitive feel throughout the summer programme will provide a great platform for the squad, giving them the best possible preparation ahead of the new campaign."
United's last competitive trip to the Allianz was under David Moyes in the Champions League quarter-final stages in 2014. The German club won 3-1 to secure their place in the semi-final.