Manchester United are already looking towards the upcoming summer. The 2017-18 season is far from over, but as they say, it’s never too early to start looking ahead.
One area where there have been lots of news is in the transfer market rumours. As it is always the case, The Red Devils have been linked with a plethora of players. Some have gone as far as saying that there are “deals in place”, or that some players are “shortlisted” by Manchester United officials. However, those are nothing but rumours.
Today, however, we have some concrete notes regarding what’s going to happen with The Red Devils this summer.
The club has reportedly announced details of the upcoming 2018 U.S. Summer Tour. The Red Devils will return to American soil for the second straight year, and for the fourth time in the past five years. And they have already confirmed two friendly matches. One will be against MLS side San Jose Earthquakes. The other one will be against Liga MX powerhouse Club America.
The tour will begin with the friendly match against Las Aguilas, in a game played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, home of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL, on July 19. And three days later, Jose Mourinho’s men will take on the Earthquakes at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.
It is worth noting that United already played against both America and San Jose in 2015. They defeated both America 1-0 (Morgan Schneiderlin) and San Jose 3-1 (Juan Mata, Memphis Depay, and Andreas Pereira). Out of those goalscorers, only Mata remains with the team while Pereira is at Valencia on loan.
Those won’t be the team’s only games in the States, though. There are plans to have Manchester United playing against Liverpool at Michigan Stadium. In fact, outlets such as Liverpool Echo and BBC confirmed that report. And while there are plans for two more games, there is little clarity about them. The Red Devils will take on Real Madrid as one of those two games. However, there aren’t many details regarding that fixture. Or the International Champions Cup, for that matter.
The one thing that is clear is that United will see action on U.S. soil once again. And it will be very interesting to see which players are part of that squad.