Man United announce U.S. summer tour

Man United announce U.S. summer tour

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Man United announce U.S. summer tour

Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates scoring his goal to make the score 0-1

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By DAN KARELL

For the first time since 2011, Manchester United will travel to the U.S. for a preseason tour.

The reigning English Premier League champions announced on Tuesday that they will be heading across the pond to “visit a number of destinations,” though full details of the tour will be announced at a later time.

“I’m delighted to announce that the team will be returning to the USA for our 2014 Tour, presented by Aon,” Manchester United Group managing director Richard Arnold said in a statement. “Since the Club’s last visit in 2011, the appeal of football in America has grown rapidly. NBC reported that this season’s Barclays Premier League opening weekend saw the average viewership rise by 78% from the 2012/13 season, with Manchester United’s match against Swansea being the most-watched game.”

“Manchester United has over eight million followers in the United States and the 2014 Tour presents an exciting opportunity for these fans to get up close to the club they love.”

When Man United last came to the USA in 2010 and 2011, they faced the MLS All-Stars in both years as well as playing a handful of games against MLS teams and even Barcelona in 2011.

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