One of English Premier League giants Manchester United made it known on Tuesday that pre-season plans for the 2019 pre-season tour.
Manchester United in its announcement will play Perth Glory and Leeds United as part of its 2019 pre-season tour.
Both fixtures, the first of United’s 2019 tour schedule will take place at the Optus Stadium, Perth.
And United will play against Perth Glory on Saturday 13 July and Leeds United on Wednesday 17 July respectively.
This will be the club’s fifth visit to Australia, the first being in 1967 when they toured Australia, playing eight friendly matches.
The last time Premier League giant, Manchester United visited Perth was in 1975.
And the match against Leeds United will be the first time the old rivals have met since 2011.
Manchester United’s Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, said: “After what will be a 44-year
absence since we last played in Perth, we are delighted to be returning to Western Australia to play not just one, but two games against Perth Glory and Leeds United
As well as preparing for the season ahead, the club will also have the opportunity to
engage with our loyal fans in Australia, who last got the chance to see us play in Sydney in 2013”
Manchester United currently occupy the eighth spot on the Premier League table, 12 points adrift league leaders, Manchester City.