Manchester United and Liverpool are expected to meet sat the Big House in Ann Arbor Michigan in front of over 107,000 fans this summer.
According to James Pearce from Liverpool Echo, the lucrative friendly is to be part of the International Champions Cup tournament, with the game poised to take place at some point between 20 and 28 July.
United and Liverpool met in Miami as part of the 2014 ICC, when Louis Van Gaal‘s Red Devils won the match-up and eventually the tournament. Liverpool finished second.
There are rumors that will United will also meet Cristano Ronaldo and Real Madrid in Miami as part of the 2018 International Champions Cup. These two clubs also met in 2014 when Ashley Young scored twice as Manchester United defeated Real Madrid 3-1 in front of over 109,000 at the Big House.
United are expected to set up their preseason camp once again at UCLA. While on the west coast, United will start their trip by facing Club America at the 63,400 Phoenix University Stadium in Arizona on July 19.
They will then face the San Jose Earthquakes at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the 68,500-capacity home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers a stone’s throw away from San Jose’s Avaya Stadium, on July 22.
The famously meticulous Portuguese told the LA Times last year:
‘Since 2004, I am still searching for the first mistake. The first mistake never arrived. It’s amazing.’
United Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, welcomed the trip
‘The tour is a central part of the team’s preparation for a long and intense campaign and this is the second consecutive year that we will travel to the US,’ he said.
‘The training facilities are world class and the games will be played in front of passionate crowds, making it an ideal environment for the players to gear up for the new season.
‘The club, manager and team always receive a great welcome when visiting America, with our millions of US fans always keen to get closer to Manchester United.’
Man United 2018 USA Tour Schedule
July 19: Man United v Club America – Phoenix University Stadium in Arizona
July 22: Manchester United v San Jose Earthquakes – Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara CA
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