Will Manchester United Tour the U.S. This Summer?
The decision hasn’t been made, but what we do know is that United are scheduled to play several friendlies in the Far East between July 17 and July 27:
July 20: vs FC Seoul (South Korea)
July 23: vs Shenzhen (China)
July 27: vs Malayasian XI (Malaysia)
So could Man United play some matches in the United States before they head out to the Far East? It’s possible, but I doubt it. Many of the Man United players will be featured in the June 1st friendly against Brazil at the new Wembley Stadium. This means that the United players will only have approximately four weeks until they report back to training in early July.
When Man United toured America in 2003, they played their matches between July 22 and August 3. During the 2004 tour, the club played matches in this country from July 25 to July 31. So given the timing of the Far East tour that was announced today and the earlier start to the season compared to last year (when it kicked off on August 19th), it looks highly unlikely that Man United will visit the US this summer.