Man United’s preseason schedule just took a dramatic step up in quality with the news that United will play Barcelona in Gothenburg on Wednesday 8 August as part of Tour 2012, delivered to the world by DHL. Buy Man United v Barcelona Tickets
The match at the Ullevi Stadium will be only the Reds’ second game in the Swedish city during Sir Alex Ferguson’s time as manager – the previous occasion was in November 1994. United also played there twice under Sir Matt Busby, beating Gothenburg Alliance 4-2 in May 1955 and 4-0 twelve months later.
Announcing the game, chief executive David Gill said,
“Manchester United against Barcelona is one of the top fixtures in world football and we are delighted to work with GotEvent to bring this match to the beautiful city of Gothenburg.
“We have a large following throughout Scandinavia and it’s great that this match will form part of our preparations for the new season.”
John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express Europe said,
“We are delighted to be involved in another tour with Manchester United. Using our global network we’ll be supporting the back room team to prepare for the Gothenburg leg of the tour and ensure that the team are ready to deliver success on the pitch.”
The game between United and Barca will be their third meeting in the last 18 months. Two sides met last May at Wembley in the Champions League FInal and then in Washington D.C. last summer,