Manchester United to play Leeds United in pre-season friendly in Australia

Manchester United to play Leeds United in pre-season friendly in Australia

Manchester United to play Leeds in Australian pre-season tour in 2019

Manchester United will play Leeds for the first time in almost eight years in Australia next year as part of their 2019 pre-season tour Down Under.

United will play the Sky Bet Championship club as well as A-League side Perth Glory in Perth next summer.

The two fixtures, the first of Uniteds 2019 tour schedule to be announced, will take place at the Optus Stadium with the club taking on Perth Glory on July 13 and Leeds on July 17.

Manchester United will face bitter rivals Leeds United in a pre-season friendly in Australia on 17 July 2019.

The teams have not played each other since the Reds won 3-0 in a League Cup third round match in 2011, with Michael Owen and Ryan Giggs on the scoresheet.

Leeds, relegated from the Premier League in 2004, famously knocked United out of the FA Cup in 2010 with Jermaine Beckfords scoring the winner.

“The trip, including the game against long-standing rivals Manchester United and some more fixtures still to be announced, will be a fantastic part of our centenary season and it is expected to attract thousands of visitors,” said Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear.

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