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Manchester United heading downunder

Posted by: Shane McInnes | 10 December, 2012 - 11:35 AM
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One of the world's most famous sporting franchises is heading to Australia in July next year.

For the first time in 14 years, English Premier League giant Manchester United is coming downunder, for an exhibition match to be played at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on July 20 next year.

The match which will feature stars including Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Rio Ferdinand and will be played against an A-League All-Stars team that will be selected by the fans.

The match is expected to generate greater hype than David Beckham's visit with LA Galaxy back in 2007 with organisers certain of a capacity 80,000 crowd at the Olympic stadium.

If you're thinking of attending, you better decide soon.  Tickets go on sale to Football Family members tomorrow, and to the general public on Wednesday.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Neil it's called Football and yes it's the world game like it or not, the melon game that you call football which is really Aussie Rules will never be able to compete with our beloved football much to many people's disappointment! Have a listen to Sports Today program should be called Bogan today because unless its AFL, Cricket, or Horse Racing we won't talk about it.

    Mighty mick Monday 10 December, 2012 - 1:56 PM
  • This would be killing the likes of Mitchell that the world's most popular football club is coming down under. He's just jealous because no one has heard of his pathetic club Melbourne who have been around longer. Compare the supporter numbers, revenue, global reach, worldwide corporate support & you start to understand why Mitchell fears football so much.

    Marco Monday 10 December, 2012 - 12:22 PM
  • GWS are bigger.

    Matt -proudly Un-Australian Monday 10 December, 2012 - 12:17 PM
  • My wife will be greatly disappointed that they're only playing in Sydney.

    Peter Monday 10 December, 2012 - 11:54 AM

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